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bjkeefe
02-20-2010, 02:36 PM
Time for a separate thread dedicated to The Leader of The Republican Party, The Guardian of All Real American Values, and The Darling of The Teabaggers.

bjkeefe
02-20-2010, 02:37 PM
Time for a separate thread dedicated to The Leader of The Republican Party, The Guardian of All Real American Values, and The Darling of The Teabaggers.

Or not (http://thinkprogress.org/2010/02/17/palin-twittering/).

Last night’s event in Little Rock’s 18,000-seat Verizon Arena had a significant number of empty seats. In fact, fewer than half the seats “in the lower bowl were occupied, and the entire upper level was shrouded by black drapes.” In the hours before the Palin event, “the Arkansas GOP was advertising on its web site a heavily discounted ‘$20 ticket special.’”

(via (http://mememememe.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/2/17/837966/-Cheapest-Ticket-in-Town:-Sarah-Palin-Speech))

Ocean
02-20-2010, 03:05 PM
I think they would be more successful having a slide show than having her talk.

bjkeefe
02-22-2010, 05:27 PM
Talking in a Negro dialect, no less!!!1! Desecration!!!1!

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/8130/trigbysarah.jpg

What? (http://twitpic.com/14ls25) Really? (http://twitter.com/SarahPalinUSA/status/9444924287) Ah, oh, erm, never mind.

Probably just an attempt to provoke jokes by elitists, so that she'll have something else to complain about. To distract attention from the latest Moment of Quit (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/the_no_machine/), you betcha.

(h/t: Jim Newell (http://wonkette.com/413843/todd-palin-quits-his-dog-race))

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(previously (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/06/if-you-cant-take-heat-stay-in-alaska.html))

Whatfur
02-22-2010, 05:57 PM
Talking in a Negro dialect, no less!!!1! Desecration!!!1!


Ah, oh, erm, never mind.

Probably just an attempt to provoke jokes by elitists, so that she'll have something else to complain about. To distract attention from the latest Moment of Quit (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/the_no_machine/), you betcha.

(h/t: Jim Newell (http://wonkette.com/413843/todd-palin-quits-his-dog-race))

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(previously (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/06/if-you-cant-take-heat-stay-in-alaska.html))

Yeah I suggest going straight to the comments and see the type of class shown on the Wonkette site. It now is clear why Keefe frequents it so often ...as only there would he be considered the classy one.

bjkeefe
02-22-2010, 06:07 PM
[...]

Don't feed the trolls.

But do stoke their fauxtrage (http://twitter.com/Nightmare54/status/9445863332)!

Person 1: "OMG, Bryan is such a retard"
Person 2: "Retard is such a strong word. Use 'Palin American' instead."

[Added] It's taking hold (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=palin%20american)!

bjkeefe
02-22-2010, 10:32 PM
... Sarah's favorite Founder (http://attackerman.firedoglake.com/2010/02/22/the-greatest-american-hero-and-torture/) any more. (via (http://twitter.com/AdamSerwer/status/9491010893))

uncle ebeneezer
02-22-2010, 11:37 PM
That picture is straight out of The Exorcist!!

bjkeefe
02-24-2010, 01:36 PM
... St. Sarah's Facebook posts, now that Meg Stapleton (http://wonkette.com/413889/sarah-palins-comically-inadequate-mouthpiece-quits) has either come to her senses or been thrown under the bus?

bjkeefe
02-24-2010, 05:56 PM
... St. Sarah's Facebook posts, now that Meg Stapleton (http://wonkette.com/413889/sarah-palins-comically-inadequate-mouthpiece-quits) has either come to her senses or been thrown under the bus?

For junkies only: Chris Cillizza has a list of the remaining Palin inner circle (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/eye-on-2012/senior-palin-aide-meg-stapleto.html). To save you a trip: no prominent Scientologists (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/03/my-only-question-is-how-jealous-will.html) are named.

[Added] We do note with interest that Sarah is still palin around with Tim Crawford. Yeah, that Tim Crawford (http://www.plunderbund.com/2010/02/02/who-the-hell-is-tim-crawford/).

[Added2] (h/t: Jed Lewison (http://twitter.com/jedlewison/status/9593255700))

SkepticDoc
02-25-2010, 05:55 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shannyn-moore/granny-palin-overcomes-he_b_470297.html

bjkeefe
03-03-2010, 02:01 AM
It's amazing how much comedy is available just from some straight reporting. See blockquote here (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/03/02/sarah-palin-wants-you-to-quit-going-viral-with-the-shit-that-she-says/). (The snark is a bonus.)

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P.S. Thx, SDoc (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=152276#post152276). Missed that one before, somehow.

SkepticDoc
03-04-2010, 06:20 AM
Like locusts?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/03/palin-at-oscar-gift-suite_n_485101.html

bjkeefe
03-04-2010, 09:25 AM
Like locusts?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/03/palin-at-oscar-gift-suite_n_485101.html

LOL!

Follow-up here (http://wonkette.com/414034/sarah-palin-planning-new-teevee-show-about-sarah-palin) -- worth it for the last line.

bjkeefe
03-04-2010, 12:02 PM
Help choose the title (http://wonkette.com/414037/sarah-palins-name-to-be-put-on-new-book)!

bjkeefe
03-05-2010, 04:10 PM
Someone in attendance at the Sarah Palin appearance on Jay Leno says:

"After I got out of the show I tweeted, 'Listen for me laughing, no one else is,'" he tells FBLA. According to Stinson about 70% of the audience was indifferent to Palin and wasn't reacting to her tepid jokes. Some jokes failed completely according to Stinson. "There were moments when there were crickets," he says. "I was laughing - this is funny - she's bombing."

Then when Stinson watched the broadcast that night, the laughs were completely different. Palin appeared to kill. The audience was wailing in laughter and applause. Stinson was stunned and angry. He felt it was fake and somewhat dishonest. We asked him if he thought it was a laugh track put in or just the audience mike turned way up. He told us he thought it was a little of both.

About the earliest of those tweets (there are many) here (http://twitter.com/Symbolman/status/9980934204). See also (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/3/4/222725/3527).

However:

An NBC spokesperson tells FBLA that neither the audio nor the laughs were enhanced for Palin's set.

Why does the liberal mainstream media hate Sarah Palin?

(FishBowlLA (http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlLA/show_business/was_sarah_palins_tonight_show_set_sweetened_154131 .asp), via Ken Layne (http://wonkette.com/414075/sarah-palin-totally-bombed-on-leno-show-which-is-why-she-got-a-laugh-track))

bjkeefe
03-06-2010, 01:59 AM
Like locusts?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/03/palin-at-oscar-gift-suite_n_485101.html

Exclusive picture (http://www.dependablerenegade.com/dependable_renegade/2010/03/its-my-due.html).

SkepticDoc
03-09-2010, 07:56 AM
“ We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada. And I think now, isn't that ironic? ”
— Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and U.S. vice-presidential candidate

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/sarah-palin-sees-eye-to-eye-with-albertans-in-calgary-speech/article1492634/

Florian
03-11-2010, 04:31 PM
From the Financial Times, reflections on Sarah:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d640855c-256a-11df-9cdb-00144feab49a.html?nclick_check=1

bjkeefe
03-11-2010, 04:58 PM
From the Financial Times, reflections on Sarah:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d640855c-256a-11df-9cdb-00144feab49a.html?nclick_check=1

Thanks for that, although good luck getting any Real Conservatives™ to accept even one word of it.

BTW, for those of you who bumped into the FT's new annoying "limit of one article per month" or some such after clicking the above link, try getting there through Google instead. The link you want should be near the top of this list of results (http://www.google.com/search?q=Palin%3DReagan+Lite%3F); at the moment, it's second. (You're looking for a result labeled "FT.com / Columnists / Gideon Rachman - How Reagan ruined conservatism.")

kezboard
03-12-2010, 12:17 AM
I think of Bush as more Reagan Lite. (Actually, more like Reagan without the good or interesting parts.) Palin is Bush lite, which is why I think she turns off so many Americans.

This article brought up another interesting point:

Reagan was apparently stupid and often startlingly ignorant – but he was vindicated by history. Therefore, goes the theory, ignorance and stupidity are good signs. They show that a politician is in tune with the deeper wisdom of the people. Once you start thinking like that, it is but a short step to Sarah Palin.

IMHO, the idea that Reagan was vindicated by history is just as damaging as the idea that ignorance and stupidity are good signs.

bjkeefe
03-12-2010, 12:28 AM
I think of Bush as more Reagan Lite. (Actually, more like Reagan without the good or interesting parts.) Palin is Bush lite, which is why I think she turns off so many Americans.

This article brought up another interesting point:



IMHO, the idea that Reagan was vindicated by history is just as damaging as the idea that ignorance and stupidity are good signs.

B-b-b-but he won the Cold War!!!1! And other good stuff!!!1! Just ask Don McLeroy (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/11/us/politics/11texas.html)!!!1!

Seriously, though, you make a good point, regarding Reagan -> Bush II -> Palin. If nothing else, one gets the feeling that ol' Ronnie always knew he was playin' the rubes, whereas W kinda wanted to be one of them, and Palin actually is.

Florian
03-12-2010, 02:37 AM
Seriously, though, you make a good point, regarding Reagan -> Bush II -> Palin. If nothing else, one gets the feeling that ol' Ronnie always knew he was playin' the rubes, whereas W kinda wanted to be one of them, and Palin actually is.

And the next step down.....?

Reagan was, I think, a humane person, whatever his intellectual failings. He was devoid of "ressentiment," the mark of the true populist/fascist, and could empathize with others. Bush II and Palin are clearly cut out of a different material: a resentment of "élites" and a belief in their own simple, folk wisdom.

bjkeefe
03-12-2010, 03:25 AM
And the next step down.....?

I would like to think there isn't one.

Reagan was, I think, a humane person, whatever his intellectual failings. He was devoid of "ressentiment," the mark of the true populist/fascist, and could empathize with others.

Eh, I dunno. He was said by various and sundry to have "a sunny outlook," but let's not forget that he was moved to get into politics in reaction to property taxes being raised on his ranch. Let us also not forget that he was pretty fucking good at chirping out the dog whistles, and you don't do that without being at least somewhat in touch with what the pack is howling about.

But ...

Bush II and Palin are clearly cut out of a different material: a resentment of "élites" and a belief in their own simple, folk wisdom.

... yeah, I will go along with W and St. Sarah being discernibly lower than Duh Gipper on just about any scale.

Florian
03-12-2010, 04:33 AM
Eh, I dunno. He was said by various and sundry to have "a sunny outlook," but let's not forget that he was moved to get into politics in reaction to property taxes being raised on his ranch. Let us also not forget that he was pretty fucking good at chirping out the dog whistles, and you don't do that without being at least somewhat in touch with what the pack is howling about.


I expect Republicans to be against taxes and for small government. What else are they against and for? It is true that a lot of other not very nice people are against and for the same things, but niceness is still something, isn't it?

bjkeefe
03-12-2010, 04:51 AM
I expect Republicans to be against taxes and for small government.

Well, that is what they say, when they're running for office or when they're out of power and trying to justify their Party of No stance. The implementation when they've held the reins has been a rather different story, however, especially on the latter score.

What else are they against and for?

As far as I can tell these days, they are against non-white people, Teh Gheys, women making decisions about their own bodies, and science. As to what they're for, I dunno, apart from getting back into power so that their slurping at the trough will be less hindered.

It is true that a lot of other not very nice people are against and for the same things, but niceness is still something, isn't it?

I suppose if image as projected by third parties matters to you, this might count as something in favor of St. Ronnie. But as far as actual governance counts, I'd say he pretty well racked up a score of epic fail.

graz
03-17-2010, 03:49 PM
by Mark Kleiman:
Alan Grayson (D-Fl) already has a reputation for a sharp tongue, having suggested that Dick Cheney STFU and that the Republican health care plan consisted of “Don’t get sick” and “If you do get sick, die quickly.”

But Sarah Palin may have gotten a bit more than she bargained for when she decided to go after him. Here’s what she said, in his home district:Rhetorical advantage... Goes to... Palin or Grayson. You decide. (http://www.samefacts.com/2010/03/uncategorized/dont-mess-with-alan-grayson/)

SkepticDoc
03-17-2010, 04:04 PM
from the previous link:

Scientists are studying Sarah Palin’s travel between Alaska and Florida carefully. They hope to learn more about the flight patterns of that elusive migratory species, the wild Alaskan dingbat.

The saddest part of all this is that Ms. Palin needs to worry more about her handicapped child's development and future than about American politics.

Maybe if responsible individuals investigated the care that she is actually providing to her child, the story would change. Nobody can provide care better than a responsible mother. If the facts proved that she is neglectful of her child, that would be a more devastating blow to Ms. Palin. I doubt that conservative Americans would forgive her if she neglected her child because she is pursuing the media limelight...

bjkeefe
03-20-2010, 12:43 PM
Reuters (http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=10144562):

Sarah Palin is closer to landing a deal for a reality show.

Sources say A&E Networks and Discovery Communications want to acquire Palin's project, which focuses on the ex-governor giving a guided tour of her native Alaska -- visiting fishing boats and taking a trip to a gold mine, to cite a couple of examples. Mark Burnett is executive producer of the project, whose working title is "Sarah Palin's Alaska."

[...]

The former vice presidential candidate is asking for between $1 million and $1.5 million per episode ...

bjkeefe
03-21-2010, 12:51 AM
[...]

On the other hand, this story about reality teevee could well be yesterday's news, because according to Sean Carroll (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/2010/03/18/physics-on-tv/):

Sarah Palin reveals to Larry King that she is giving up politics to become a theoretical physicist.

Video here. (http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6275581/)

Looks like he reads Roy Edroso, too. (Mildly NSFW (http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6270067/))

bjkeefe
03-29-2010, 03:51 PM
From a WaPo poll (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/behind-the-numbers/2010/03/sarah_palin_and_the_tea_party.html) ("random national sample of 1,000 adults, interviewed March 23 to 26," MOE +/- 3%), we learn that as far as views of the Wasilla Quitta go:

37% approve (strongly or somewhat) | 55% disapprove (strongly or somewhat)
17% strongly approve | 41% strongly disapprove

Hat tip: StrangeAppar8us/Rumproast (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/yu-gi-oh_go_girl/), whose post noting Palin's recent inconsistencies is worth a look.

bjkeefe
03-31-2010, 11:32 AM
... has come in handy for avoiding conducting them (http://wonkette.com/414544/ll-cool-j-betrayed-by-fox-news), too, even though this is now ostensibly her job.

In her defense, when she heard the name "LL Cool J (http://twitter.com/llcoolj/statuses/11344726168)," she probably thought for a moment that it seemed like a Real American™ (from Alaska) name, like "Trig" or "Track" or "Piper." Good thing someone (http://wonkette.com/414536/414536) spoke up, before she had to pal around with him!

And of course, it is not so unusual for Fox "News" to re-run old footage (http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/jon-stewart-totally-busts-sean-hanni) and pretend it shows something current ...

bjkeefe
03-31-2010, 02:25 PM
... has come in handy for avoiding conducting them (http://wonkette.com/414544/ll-cool-j-betrayed-by-fox-news), too, even though this is now ostensibly her job.

In her defense, when she heard the name "LL Cool J (http://twitter.com/llcoolj/statuses/11344726168)," she probably thought for a moment that it seemed like a Real American™ (from Alaska) name, like "Trig" or "Track" or "Piper." Good thing someone (http://wonkette.com/414536/414536) spoke up, before she had to pal around with him!

And of course, it is not so unusual for Fox "News" to re-run old footage (http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/jon-stewart-totally-busts-sean-hanni) and pretend it shows something current ...

Update (http://wonkette.com/414552/fox-news-drops-ll-cool-j-with-pissy-little-bitch-statement): Fox "News" to LL Cool J: NO SARAH FOR YOU. (I.E., DROP DEAD.)

bjkeefe
04-01-2010, 12:53 PM
Sheesh. (http://wonkette.com/414580/the-evolution-of-sarah-palins-twitter)

Glad to see she's spending some of her plentiful amounts of free time getting up to speed on the important issues.

bjkeefe
04-01-2010, 12:59 PM
... has come in handy for avoiding conducting them (http://wonkette.com/414544/ll-cool-j-betrayed-by-fox-news), too, even though this is now ostensibly her job.

In her defense, when she heard the name "LL Cool J (http://twitter.com/llcoolj/statuses/11344726168)," she probably thought for a moment that it seemed like a Real American™ (from Alaska) name, like "Trig" or "Track" or "Piper." Good thing someone (http://wonkette.com/414536/414536) spoke up, before she had to pal around with him!

And of course, it is not so unusual for Fox "News" to re-run old footage (http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/jon-stewart-totally-busts-sean-hanni) and pretend it shows something current ...

When in the wrong, wingnuts double down (http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/31/publicist-for-toby-keith-also-baffled-by-interview-on-palin-show/) (via (http://wonkette.com/414567/414567)):

Hours after LL Cool J complained that Fox News was recycling an old interview with him for a new program hosted by Sarah Palin, representatives for the country musician Toby Keith, who was also listed as a guest for the show, made a similar charge against the cable channel.

In a telephone interview on Wednesday, Elaine Schock, a publicist for Mr. Keith said: “I have no idea what interview they are using. Toby’s talked to Fox a number of times, and I had no idea that this was going to be on Sarah Palin’s special. Fox has never contacted me — not now, not when they were putting this together, not at all. I have no idea what they’re using.”

Mr. Keith, whose songs include “Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue,” was announced as a guest on “Real American Stories,” a program that Fox News has scheduled for Thursday night. Ms. Schock said he had not been interviewed by Fox News since 2008. Update: In a subsequent email message, Ms. Schock said that the interview with Mr. Keith likely happened in early 2009.

Asked if Mr. Keith was ever interviewed by Ms. Palin, Ms. Schock said, “Absolutely not.”

listener
04-02-2010, 04:42 AM
When in the wrong, wingnuts double down (http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/31/publicist-for-toby-keith-also-baffled-by-interview-on-palin-show/) (via (http://wonkette.com/414567/414567)):

Sarah Palin:
Semper Paratus

bjkeefe
04-02-2010, 08:47 AM
Sarah Palin:
Semper Paratus

I thought the second word meant something else (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasite), which would work better for me.

;)

bjkeefe
04-02-2010, 03:10 PM
... is elitist!!!1! And NotARealConservative!!!1!

And shrill, also too (http://www.amconmag.com/larison/2010/03/29/irrational-tribalism/).

(via (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2010/03/31/around-the-way-girl/))

bjkeefe
04-02-2010, 05:44 PM
... evidently (http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/02/the-tv-watch-palins-canned-american-stories/):

So you, having a kind of a downer day being in a valley, to then have been at this peak now, Angelica, because of your selfless action.

(Via (http://gawker.com/5507986/how-did-sarah-palins-real-american-stories-go-last-night), and here (http://wonkette.com/414621/heres-sarah-palin-saying-dumb-things-about-meat), also too, which has this video now, to then watch.)

listener
04-02-2010, 07:32 PM
Kinda liked this, too, from the Times' Stanley: Put it this way: She made the former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who has his own talk show on Fox News called “Huckabee,” seem like Jerry Lee Lewis.

And what's up with that Wonkette video (http://wonkette.com/414621/heres-sarah-palin-saying-dumb-things-about-meat)? Where did that come from? Was that really Palin saying that stuff??? I sat there watching it with my mouth hanging open and my palm clamped to my forehead.

bjkeefe
04-02-2010, 07:52 PM
Kinda liked this, too, from the Times' Stanley:

Heh, yeah.

And what's up with that Wonkette video (http://wonkette.com/414621/heres-sarah-palin-saying-dumb-things-about-meat)? Where did that come from? Was that really Palin saying that stuff??? I sat there watching it with my mouth hanging open and my palm clamped to my forehead.

I don't know. It seemed real, but it also seemed so surreal that I wasn't sure.

I just looked on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/waitwaitdtm) to see if there was a hint it was something someone else made. I see it was posted on April 1st, so ...

And then Googling the opening phrase (http://www.google.com/search?q=%22lush+emerald+moss+hugging+the+hillside s%22) makes me think Newell's guess was right -- it's from Palin reading her own book.

listener
04-03-2010, 07:01 PM
Heh, yeah.


And then Googling the opening phrase (http://www.google.com/search?q=%22lush+emerald+moss+hugging+the+hillside s%22) makes me think Newell's guess was right -- it's from Palin reading her own book.

Ah, so it would be a kind of mash-up from her audiobook. That makes sense.

listener
04-04-2010, 07:42 PM
I just saw that the same video is also posted on the new blog (http://www.npr.org/blogs/waitwait/2010/04/wwdtm_first_look_sarah_palins.html) at "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me," also with no hint as to its provenance, though it did link to one source (http://www.archive.org/details/prelinger).

Also, I loved one of the comments posted there by one Elizabeth Weber: "Hey! I can watch this show from my house!"

SkepticDoc
04-07-2010, 02:37 PM
The End of Times? (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/stupor-collider_may_create_black_hole/)

listener
04-07-2010, 03:52 PM
The End of Times? (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/stupor-collider_may_create_black_hole/)

Thanks for the heads up. It will allow me at least a few moments to prepare to meet my Maker.

"I don't believe in an afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear" -- Woody Allen

Whatfur
04-08-2010, 08:09 AM
A Two-Fer!! (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/35506.html)

bjkeefe
04-08-2010, 07:07 PM
A Two-Fer!! (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/35506.html)

Or, what has more accurately been called "the Twisted Sister concert (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/surprise_obvious_things_are_eluding_assrocket/)."

Enjoy (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20001980-503544.html):

http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim//2010/04/07/VIEWS-OF-SARAH-PALIN.gif

Note that her favorable ratings among all Americans are now below the crazification factor (http://kfmonkey.blogspot.com/2005/10/lunch-discussions-145-crazification.html) threshold.

TwinSwords
04-09-2010, 06:20 AM
Note that her favorable ratings among all Americans are now below the crazification factor (http://kfmonkey.blogspot.com/2005/10/lunch-discussions-145-crazification.html) threshold.

Quick definition of the crazification factor, for those who don't want to read that long post:

Crazification Factor- The belief that a certain portion of the population is just plain crazy, first posited by John Rogers (http://kfmonkey.blogspot.com/2005/10/lunch-discussions-145-crazification.html), with the number at 27%. For further explication, see 27 Percenters (http://www.balloon-juice.com/balloon-juice-lexicon-a-h/).

27 Percenters – Those Americans who will predictably vote against their own best interests. In his seminal post on the Crazification Factor, John Rogers used the 2004 Obama/Keyes senate race as a measure: “Keyes was from out of state, so you can eliminate any established political base; both candidates were black, so you can factor out racism; and Keyes was plainly, obviously, completely crazy. Batshit crazy. Head-trauma crazy. But 27% of the population of Illinois voted for him. They put party identification, personal prejudice, whatever ahead of rational judgement. Hell, even like 5% of Democrats voted for him. That’s crazy behaviour. I think you have to assume a 27% Crazification Factor in any population.”



Source for these definitions: The Balloon Juice Lexicon (http://www.balloon-juice.com/balloon-juice-lexicon-a-h/).

bjkeefe
04-09-2010, 11:06 AM
Time for a separate thread dedicated to The Leader of The Republican Party, The Guardian of All Real American Values, and The Darling of The Teabaggers.

And as sad as that reality is, remember their previous leader, Newt Gingrich (http://wonkette.com/414734/fat-amoral-baby-newt-gingrich-attacks-barack-obama-for-not-being-fat).

kezboard
04-09-2010, 11:19 PM
Ugh, do I have to?

Back in the day, my mother had a postcard with Newt Gingrich's face with a little rectangular hole cut out where his nose went, pasted over the plate of a light switch in our living room. I turned eight in 1994, so I wasn't totally clear on his significance, but he certainly looked like an obnoxious little butterball.

TwinSwords
04-09-2010, 11:22 PM
Ugh, do I have to?

Back in the day, my mother had a postcard with Newt Gingrich's face with a little rectangular hole cut out where his nose went, pasted over the plate of a light switch in our living room. I turned eight in 1994, so I wasn't totally clear on his significance, but he certainly looked like an obnoxious little butterball.

LOL

For the record (http://www.nonzero.org/tnrnewt.htm), that's noxious little butterball. ;-)

claymisher
04-10-2010, 12:45 AM
LOL

For the record (http://www.nonzero.org/tnrnewt.htm), that's noxious little butterball. ;-)

I was recently poking around looking for the bit where Althouse calls herself a performance artist and discovered I got a shout-out from Bob (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/13801?&in=00:64:18&out=00:65:11) on this. Yay me!

bjkeefe
04-10-2010, 12:53 AM
I was recently poking around looking for the bit where Althouse calls herself a performance artist and discovered I got a shout-out from Bob (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/13801?&in=00:64:18&out=00:65:11) on this. Yay me!

The things I miss boycotting Althouse appearances ...

Yay you, is right, though (and yay, Twin, too), for remembering that perfect description.

listener
04-10-2010, 05:15 AM
I was recently poking around looking for the bit where Althouse calls herself a performance artist and discovered I got a shout-out from Bob (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/13801?&in=00:64:18&out=00:65:11) on this. Yay me!

Awwriighttt! Good on you!

Nice job of archaeology there, C. For a relative newbie like me, that clip provided a fascinating glimpse into the golden, storied past of BHTV (despite the presence of She Who Must Not Be Named). Plus, I think your coinage of the phrase "noxious little butterball" to describe Sr. Geengreech should be enshrined in the OED (right up there with Richard Lewis' "from Hell (http://yalepress.typepad.com/yalepresslog/2006/10/yale_gives_rich.html)."

All in all, a very entertaining 40 seconds.

TwinSwords
04-10-2010, 03:19 PM
I was recently poking around looking for the bit where Althouse calls herself a performance artist and discovered I got a shout-out from Bob (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/13801?&in=00:64:18&out=00:65:11) on this. Yay me!

LOL! That was an awesome shoutout. "God bless you Claymisher." :-D

uncle ebeneezer
04-10-2010, 03:22 PM
That was a great shout out. And a really great reference on your part, Clay.

[added: the only hair I would split is that I doubt anybody considers Jonah a "little" anything ;)]

listener
04-12-2010, 08:54 PM
Tina Fey (http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/sarah-palin-network/1217966/), that is.

Bonus for those interested: Non-SP-related Fey segment (http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/update-womens-news/1217986/) (women viewers: take particular notice)

uncle ebeneezer
04-23-2010, 01:53 PM
Why does Frum (http://www.frumforum.com/palins-sound-bite-foreign-policy) hate Palin, and America??

bjkeefe
04-23-2010, 02:03 PM
Why does Frum (http://www.frumforum.com/palins-sound-bite-foreign-policy) hate Palin, and America??

And why is he gay for the Russian president???

;)

Thanks for the link. A good read.

bjkeefe
04-23-2010, 04:49 PM
Jim Newell passes along a report from NPR (http://wonkette.com/415011/sarah-palin-goes-to-knoxville-court-to-continue-destroying-22-year-old-who-found-her-yahoo-password-two-years-ago) that the former Half-Governor and current Perpetual Victim traveled to Tennessee, to testify against the kid who guessed her Yahoo password a couple of years ago.

This stunt is best explained by:

(A) Her pathological need to stay in the spotlight, no matter how stupid she looks when she gets there.

(B) Yet another instance of her unquenchable petty vindictiveness that we've seen since she became Mayor of Wasilla.

(C) Her belief that hacking email accounts to reveal secrets is a good thing, and so she is actually appearing on behalf of this kid, in support of transparency, and freedom.

Oh, wait. Strike (C). That was that other email hack (http://getenergysmartnow.com/2009/12/03/sarah-palins-zombie-charm/).

listener
04-24-2010, 10:51 AM
Why does Frum (http://www.frumforum.com/palins-sound-bite-foreign-policy) hate Palin, and America??

Just as a point of fact, wasn't that article written by Marcia Smilak, not David Frum?

kezboard
04-24-2010, 11:21 PM
...who might find this quote familiar:

So we’re debating all these things and it’s all going to be fine, so then we get on that roller coaster ride with the VP campaign. And certainly every day of that campaign I learned more and more about purpose and handling situations that seem less than ideal, but having to have faith that nothing is an accident and that everything that happens in our lives is to put us on a path that we were created to do, and we never know the outcome, no idea, no guarantees, no promises of where things will end up. But what an interesting year that he had, certainly teaching me too, as Plato had said: Be nice to everyone, because everyone has a challenge, a battle. That’s why I said, some of our battles are challenges, they may be played out on the front page of the newspaper and some are not.

Sarah Palin in Hamilton, Ontario, last week (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/an-intimate-evening-with-sarah-palin/article1537275/)

listener
04-25-2010, 01:28 PM
...who might find this quote familiar:



Sarah Palin in Hamilton, Ontario, last week (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/an-intimate-evening-with-sarah-palin/article1537275/)

oh, noes!!!! :(


... and of course, she f*cked up Plato's locution too (can you imagine Plato saying "be nice to everyone"?)

TwinSwords
04-25-2010, 03:17 PM
oh, noes!!!! :(


... and of course, she f*cked up Plato's locution too (can you imagine Plato saying "be nice to everyone"?)

LOL!

I can think of another Plato quote that is more appropriate (http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/29103.html) to our dear Half Governor Sarah.

TwinSwords
04-25-2010, 03:19 PM
Heh. That Plato was a sharp guy. (And a great salty but non-toxic kids' toy to boot.)

[? (http://heydoyouremember.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/playdoh.jpg)]

Oh, whoops, I just moved that post -- I accidentally posted in the wrong spot and moved it before noticing your response. :-D

LOL! I was also trying to work in a reference to "the other Plato," the one I figured Sarah would be more familiar with.

listener
04-25-2010, 03:20 PM
Oh, whoops, I just moved that post -- I accidentally posted in the wrong spot and moved it before noticing your response. :-D

LOL! I was also trying to work in a reference to "the other Plato," the one I figured Sarah would be more familiar with.

Well, there ya go. :)

listener
04-25-2010, 03:25 PM
LOL!

I can think of another Plato quote that is more appropriate (http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/29103.html) to our dear Half Governor Sarah.

Heh. That Plato was a sharp guy. (And a great salty but non-toxic kids' toy to boot.)

[? (http://heydoyouremember.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/playdoh.jpg)]

TwinSwords
04-25-2010, 06:18 PM
Heh. That Plato was a sharp guy. (And a great salty but non-toxic kids' toy to boot.)

[? (http://heydoyouremember.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/playdoh.jpg)]

LOL! You have to appreciate his versatility!

Hey, check out this guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDED_vGkTfA&playnext_from=TL&videos=WZ63HGc4ohs).

Ocean
04-25-2010, 07:11 PM
LOL! You have to appreciate his versatility!

Hey, check out this guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDED_vGkTfA&playnext_from=TL&videos=WZ63HGc4ohs).

O.......M........G..........!

TwinSwords
04-25-2010, 08:40 PM
O.......M........G..........!

LOL! That was about my reaction. :-D

Ocean
04-25-2010, 08:43 PM
LOL! That was about my reaction. :-D

;)

bjkeefe
04-26-2010, 02:33 PM
(This past Friday, actually.)

Sarah Palin has, in her inimitable way, moved the Army's decision to disinvite evangelist Franklin Graham from a Pentagon National Day of Prayer Service into Conservative Outrage of the Day territory.

Grandmaster Fap and His Furious Five Fingers? Ditto. Dave Weigel (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-now/2010/04/franklin_graham_conservative_c.html) has details.

(h/t: Ken Layne (http://wonkette.com/415032/obama-survives-scary-photo-op-with-scary-old-preacher))

bjkeefe
04-26-2010, 04:13 PM
NYMag has a long piece, now titled "The Revolution Will Be Commercialized (http://nymag.com/news/politics/65628/)," on that person who, when running for mayor of Wasilla in 1996, told her then-campaign manager, "I don’t want to be governor, I want to be president." Evidently, ambitions have changed:

... no one else has rolled politics and entertainment into the same scintillating, infuriating, spectacularly lucrative package the way Palin has or marketed herself over multiple platforms with the sophistication and sheer ambitiousness that Palin has shown, all while maintaining a viable presence as a prospective presidential candidate in 2012.

The numbers are staggering. Over the past year, Palin has amassed a $12 million fortune and shows no sign of slowing down. Her memoir has so far sold more than 2.2 million copies, and Palin is planning a second book with HarperCollins. This January, she signed a three-year contributor deal with Fox News worth $1 million a year, according to people familiar with the deal. In March, Palin and Burnett sold her cable show to TLC for a reported $1 million per episode, of which Palin is said to take in about $250,000 for each of the eight installments.

Elsewhere, it is noted:

Fox News has turned a disaffected segment of the populace into a market, with the fervor and idiosyncratic truth standards of a cult. Wingnut-ism has been monetized ...

And:

In Wasilla, the Palins are in the midst of a major lifestyle upgrade. There’s a new Escalade in the driveway and a new Dodge Ram pickup for Bristol, says someone who knows the family. When I visited in early April, the sound of whirring saws and hammers could be heard emanating from the trees from the deck of the Best Western Hotel next door, which, since the campaign, has served as a base camp of sorts for visiting press. Todd’s cherry-red seaplane sits propped on its floats by the shoreline.

A couple of years ago, the Palins purchased the adjacent lot from their neighbor, and they are currently building a 6,000-square-foot, three-level structure, according to building plans filed at the Wasilla Planning Office. On the ground floor, Palin will have an apartment for Track, who recently returned from his deployment in Iraq. Upstairs, there’s a second residence for Bristol. Palin is building herself an office that features custom woodwork, a long marble countertop ...

Wait'll Malkkkin hears! WORSE THAN GRANITE!!!1! (? (http://www.google.com/search?q=malkin+countertops))

This is the cover story, apparently [imglink (http://images.nymag.com/nymag/toc/20100503_palininc_150.jpg)]:

http://images.nymag.com/nymag/toc/20100503_palininc_150.jpg

(h/t: Ken Layne (http://wonkette.com/415041/teabaggers-convinced-facebook-is-liberal-honeypot), whose favorite nugget concerned teabagger paranoia that Facebook is "a liberal front that could be used to silence conservatives.")

SkepticDoc
04-27-2010, 10:39 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/27/sarah-palin-lookalike-con_n_553826.html

listener
04-28-2010, 01:32 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/27/sarah-palin-lookalike-con_n_553826.html

LOL!

When I saw the headline, my first thought was, am I looking at The Huffington Post or The Onion?

bjkeefe
06-01-2010, 10:13 PM
Last week's news, but this story (http://firedoglake.com/2010/05/24/sarah-palin-my-confident-nationally-televised-prediction-of-a-republican-victory-in-pa-12-made-no-sense/) about Fox News's latest big ticket hire is still worth a read.

Whatfur
06-02-2010, 09:40 PM
"In 2009, the award was bestowed upon Bill Cosby. The idea of honoring Tina Fey the year after Bill Cosby is kind of like the Baseball Hall of Fame enshrining "Marvelous" Marv Thornberry the year after inducting Mickey Mantle. The Mick and Marvelous Marv were both baseball players but the similarities end there. Cosby and Fey are both comedians but there too the similarities end. " (http://spectator.org/archives/2010/06/02/tina-fey-isnt-funny)

bjkeefe
06-03-2010, 12:55 AM
[...]

"Tina Fey Isn't Funny," assert 'fur and some other wingnut at the "American" Spectator.

And they wonder why sane people are always pointing out that the far right has no sense of humor.

listener
06-03-2010, 03:49 AM
"Tina Fey Isn't Funny," assert 'fur and some other wingnut at the "American" Spectator.

And they wonder why sane people are always pointing out that the far right has no sense of humor.

Or as Ian Fleming would have said, "da guy ain't got no sensayuma. (http://books.google.com/books?id=uariyzldrJwC&pg=PA84&lpg=PA84&dq=no+sensayuma+fleming&source=bl&ots=W3eUilQ2A9&sig=FWt0EQvEsM3log5bDrxDjMvEVhg&hl=en&ei=sV0HTIaHCsP48AbPxo2ZAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=no%20sensayuma%20fleming&f=false)"

Whatfur
06-03-2010, 12:27 PM
Or as Ian Fleming would have said, "da guy ain't got no sensayuma. (http://books.google.com/books?id=uariyzldrJwC&pg=PA84&lpg=PA84&dq=no+sensayuma+fleming&source=bl&ots=W3eUilQ2A9&sig=FWt0EQvEsM3log5bDrxDjMvEVhg&hl=en&ei=sV0HTIaHCsP48AbPxo2ZAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=no%20sensayuma%20fleming&f=false)"

Actually I just posted a link to an article that had some pretty indisputable points...mainly that Tina Fey was out of her comedic class in comparison to previous winners. Palin made her a star. Cosby made himself one. If you think Tina Fey is a Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, or Lily Tomlin then you should not be pointing at someone else's humor sense. I actually think Tina IS funny...just not that funny.

bjkeefe
06-03-2010, 12:40 PM
[...]

Sometimes it is not so easy to backpedal (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/01/watch-out-liberals.html).

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UXTYEUoqWnQ/SWe19fuELLI/AAAAAAAABjs/awNmoSSvWiY/S240/redstate-trike-force.jpg (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/01/watch-out-liberals.html)

(Above: 'fur laughing at a Tina Fey joke)

bjkeefe
06-09-2010, 04:05 AM
What might the Half-Governor be doubling (http://wonkette.com/415838/did-sarah-palin-buy-herself-a-couple-of-luxury-items)?

NTTAWWTA, as RaciSt (http://www.google.com/cse?cx=007432832765683203066%3Azj_ist-lct4&ie=UTF-8&q=NTTAWWT+site%3Arsmccain.blogspot.com&sa=Search&siteurl=www.google.com%2Fcse%2Fhome%3Fcx%3D0074328 32765683203066%253Azj_ist-lct4) McCain (http://www.google.com/cse?cx=007432832765683203066%3Azj_ist-lct4&ie=UTF-8&q=NTTAWWT+site%3Atheothermccain.com&sa=Search&siteurl=www.google.com%2Fcse%2Fhome%3Fcx%3D0074328 32765683203066%253Azj_ist-lct4) would say.

bjkeefe
06-09-2010, 04:14 AM
What might the Half-Governor be doubling (http://wonkette.com/415838/did-sarah-palin-buy-herself-a-couple-of-luxury-items)?

NTTAWWTA, as RaciSt (http://www.google.com/cse?cx=007432832765683203066%3Azj_ist-lct4&ie=UTF-8&q=NTTAWWT+site%3Arsmccain.blogspot.com&sa=Search&siteurl=www.google.com%2Fcse%2Fhome%3Fcx%3D0074328 32765683203066%253Azj_ist-lct4) McCain (http://www.google.com/cse?cx=007432832765683203066%3Azj_ist-lct4&ie=UTF-8&q=NTTAWWT+site%3Atheothermccain.com&sa=Search&siteurl=www.google.com%2Fcse%2Fhome%3Fcx%3D0074328 32765683203066%253Azj_ist-lct4) would say.

Further analysis from, um, Gawker (http://gawker.com/5558406/did-sarah-palin-get-a-boob-job-a-photographic-investigation).

Their conclusion. Probably not. Maybe. Let's post more pictures! "We report, you decide."

listener
06-10-2010, 08:10 PM
Further analysis from, um, Gawker (http://gawker.com/5558406/did-sarah-palin-get-a-boob-job-a-photographic-investigation).

Their conclusion. Probably not. Maybe. Let's post more pictures! "We report, you decide."

If you ask me, this whole thing is just a tempest in a C-cup.

bjkeefe
06-10-2010, 08:28 PM
If you ask me, this whole thing is just a tempest in a C-cup.

!

bjkeefe
06-17-2010, 12:38 AM
Apparently, future First Daughter and future First Son-in-Law (Second Dude?) are back to canoodling (http://wonkette.com/416028/breaking-levi-and-bristol-back-on-true-love-still-possible)!

Also, future First Siste* of future FSiL/SD now has a blog (http://www.mercedejohnston.com/)! (Which you can't get to load right now, because Newell (http://gawker.com/5565288/levi-johnstons-sister-has-a-great-new-comedy-blog) ("the liberal Drudge") reports it has sexxxy pix!)

==========
* (As in, "O Lor, won' yo bu m ...," obv.)

bjkeefe
06-17-2010, 12:42 AM
Apparently, future First Daughter and future First Son-in-Law (Second Dude?) are back to canoodling (http://wonkette.com/416028/breaking-levi-and-bristol-back-on-true-love-still-possible)!

Also, future First Siste* of future FSiL/SD now has a blog (http://www.mercedejohnston.com/)! (Which you can't get to load right now, because Newell (http://gawker.com/5565288/levi-johnstons-sister-has-a-great-new-comedy-blog) ("the liberal Drudge") reports it has sexxxy pix!)

==========
* (As in, "O Lor, won' yo bu m ...," obv.)

Oh, wait. It finally loaded, and it looks like she is answering questions from her commenters!

Example (http://www.mercedejohnston.com/2010/06/15/more-of-your-questions-answered/):

Have the Palins ever demonstrated any sympathy for us or empathized with our situation?
No. Not once did they call us to ask how we were doing or if we were okay. The only time they called is to demand us to not talk or to take down pictures, or other efforts to control our family. To this day it really upsets my mom that Sarah Palin has no remorse for throwing our family under the bus, and turning our lives upside down all for a chance to be the Vice President. What did we get out of this? We received death threats, harassment, the loss of our privacy, damage to our personal property, and all sorts of nasty e-mails and letters. I don’t think she quite understands the horrendous impact this had on our family.

Choice of pronouns in the question makes me a little dubious about the claim that these are "reader-submitted" questions, but hey: who among us hasn't started a website and pretended those FAQs actually were?

Also, meow. Looks like someone's gonna need a bigger server.

Also, too: "... is to demand us to not talk ...?" With syntax like that, how can we be sure this isn't another one of Sarah Palin's secret children? Sullivan is go!

listener
06-17-2010, 12:58 AM
Oh, wait. It finally loaded, and it looks like she is answering questions from her commenters!

Example (http://www.mercedejohnston.com/2010/06/15/more-of-your-questions-answered/):



Choice of pronouns in the question makes me a little dubious about the claim that these are "reader-submitted" questions, but hey: who among us hasn't started a website and pretended those FAQs actually were?

Also, meow. Looks like someone's gonna need a bigger server.

Also, too: "... is to demand us to not talk ...?" With syntax like that, how can we be sure this isn't another one of Sarah Palin's secret children? Sullivan is go!


Still couldn't load the "pictures" page! :mad: :mad:


(M friend al hav Porsche, mus mak amend...)

bjkeefe
06-21-2010, 05:16 PM
Meet Star Parker (http://gawker.com/5568943/what-is-sarah-palins-latest-endorsee-star-parker-like)! Hurrah!

And just look (http://www.starparkerforcongress.com/a/10/Sarah-Palin-endorses-Star-Parker-for-Congress) at that nice praying-to-the-sky picture Star chose of her patron saint!

(This also proves that no Republicans are racist. Expect the Ole Perfesser to post many, many pictures of star Star.)

Whatfur
06-22-2010, 07:01 AM
Kinda femmy. (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/06/21/feminism_and_amanda_marcotte_106038.html)

bjkeefe
06-23-2010, 02:01 AM
Kinda femmy. (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/06/21/feminism_and_amanda_marcotte_106038.html)

I certainly agree with the view that you can't meaningfully call yourself a feminist while being in favor of restricting how other women chose to control their own bodies. If being anti-choice is important to you, you'll have to choose (heh) between that and wearing your F-button. Otherwise, you're just being a Jonah Goldberg with the term feminist -- defining it in such a stupid and cherry-picking way as to render it meaningless.

Perhaps this is what Palin has in mind?

Apart from that, meh, labels. That is, I'm sorry to say the rest of the piece failed to hold my attention. Did you have any specific points you wanted to make about it?

bjkeefe
06-24-2010, 02:02 AM
Sez Matt Cherette:

Oh LAWD is this bad. Fresh off the press, here's Bristol Palin, making her acting debut on Secret Life of an American Teenager. Palin plays—shocker!—a teen mom, so you'd think she'd be convincing, right? Uh, nope.

Since it was only a 38-second clip (http://tv.gawker.com/5571277/watch-bristol-palins-horrid-acting-debut), I was able to make it through the whole thing. And, I concur.

I gotta say, Bristol sounded very much like her mom, in this rare bit of footage (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2010/03/oh-look-roy-edroso-has-discovered-xtra.html) from the "Larry King" show.

listener
06-24-2010, 02:15 AM
Sez Matt Cherette:



Since it was only a 38-second clip (http://tv.gawker.com/5571277/watch-bristol-palins-horrid-acting-debut), I was able to make it through the whole thing. And, I concur.

I gotta say, Bristol sounded very much like her mom, in this rare bit of footage (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2010/03/oh-look-roy-edroso-has-discovered-xtra.html) from the "Larry King" show.

Aw, give Bristol a break, I say. Is her acting that much worse than many other soap actors? At least she knows how to do an exasperated, eye-rolling *sigh*. :)

Besides, as a young woman whose pregnancy and child were likely used by her mother for political gain (not to mention who she had to have for a mom), she has my sympathy until she proves herself undeserving of it.

Oh, and let's give the script writers credit for the highbrow references to French horns and Yo-Yo Ma. ;)

As for the "Larry King" footage, thanks a lot for making me ruin my shag carpeting when I spit out that mouthful of banana daiquiri I was drinking when the video started. :D

bjkeefe
06-24-2010, 03:09 AM
Aw, give Bristol a break, I say. Is her acting that much worse than many other soap actors? At least she knows how to do an exasperated, eye-rolling *sigh*. :)

I think you have the two actors in that clip confused. (Bristol is the one with the significantly smaller amount of face time.)

Besides, as a young woman whose pregnancy and child were likely used by her mother for political gain (not to mention who she had to have for a mom), she has my sympathy until she proves herself undeserving of it.


Eh, I'm not on an anti-Bristol jihad, and I do agree she was kind of trapped into being used by her mother in 2008, but it's not as though she isn't looking to do a little grifting of her own lately. Sorry, but she's getting $30K/appearance to talk to teens about not getting pregnant before getting married, she gets to start her own PR firm just because of her name, and she got this gig on TV, again just because of whose daughter she is. She deserves to be snarked at to some degree.

As for the "Larry King" footage, thanks a lot for making me ruin my shag carpeting when I spit out that mouthful of banana daiquiri I was drinking when the video started. :D

Yeah, that Roy Edroso, huh?

listener
06-24-2010, 03:24 AM
I think you have the two actors in that clip confused. (Bristol is the one with the significantly smaller amount of face time.)

I stand corrected.

Eh, I'm not on an anti-Bristol jihad, and I do agree she was kind of trapped into being used by her mother in 2008, but it's not as though she isn't looking to do a little grifting of her own lately. Sorry, but she's getting $30K/appearance to talk to teens about not getting pregnant before getting married, she gets to start her own PR firm just because of her name, and she got this gig on TV, again just because of whose daughter she is. She deserves to be snarked at to some degree.

Okay, go for it, I guess. Maybe I haven't been following her closely enough to know better, but I still have a soft spot for her.

Yeah, that Roy Edroso, huh?

Yep-er.

bjkeefe
06-24-2010, 03:55 AM
Okay, go for it, I guess. Maybe I haven't been following her closely enough to know better, but I still have a soft spot for her.

I'm not going to search out reasons to poke fun at her, but when I happen across them ... what the hell. If I think it's funny, I might poke fun. (This is basically my attitude about her mom, too, but there really is no escaping coverage of her every antic.)

uncle ebeneezer
06-24-2010, 12:48 PM
Come on guys. She's an American Hero!! (http://jonswift.blogspot.com/2009/03/why-bristol-palin-is-different.html)

Note: I'm sure that link has been posted before (probably on this very thread) but it is such a great one that I couldn't resist revisiting it.

bjkeefe
06-24-2010, 03:42 PM
Come on guys. She's an American Hero!! (http://jonswift.blogspot.com/2009/03/why-bristol-palin-is-different.html)

Note: I'm sure that link has been posted before (probably on this very thread) but it is such a great one that I couldn't resist revisiting it.

Heh. No, I don't think that has been linked to from this site before. Thanks for the reminder. It was a good re-read.

bjkeefe
06-25-2010, 05:06 PM
Reports Jim Newell (http://gawker.com/5573010/sarah-palin-thinks-obama-is-hitler-too).

For background on the column Newell (and Palin) are referring to, start here (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=166623#post166623). (Threaded mode will help.)

bjkeefe
06-25-2010, 05:15 PM
The Queen of the Grifters (http://www.sarahpalinlegaldefensefund.org/about.php) has set up yet another way for the rubes to give her money!

(The last one was found to be illegal (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/25/AR2010062501209.html), and she now has "90 days to return nearly $400,000 to donors.")

(via (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-now/2010/06/sarah_palins_defense_fund_rela.html))

bjkeefe
06-27-2010, 03:30 AM
And, unsurprisingly, hilarity ensues (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/reporter_after_listening_to_palin_speech_oh_my_god _i_feel_like_i_just_got_o/).

It seems that her control freak nature about not letting the Lamestream Media™ capture her on camera caused all sorts of technical headaches, one consequence of which was that a live mic got left on after the glorious conclusion to the rousing speech, whereupon several technicians and reporters were heard making jokOMG THEY WERE MAKING FUN OF ST. SARAH!!!1!

Some were collected by Sarah Jones of Politicususa (http://www.politicususa.com/en/palin-live-mic) (via (http://palingates.blogspot.com/2010/06/sarah-palins-speech-tonight-at-csu.html)):

During the live mic drama at the end, the reporters said now they know that her “dumbness doesn’t come from soundbites” and wondered if she had finished ONE statement, but decided, no she had not. They laughed derisively and made jokes about having to text their conservative friends about this. Other various comments:

“I feel like I just got off a rollercoaster.”

“She didn’t finish a statement.”

“I don’t know how you’re gonna make a story out of that.” “Well, that’s the story.”

“Did she even make a point?”

“Lots of Reagan.”

“Just put as many random quotes in as you can.”

And these people were from?

Fox40.com (http://www.fox40.com/news/capitolpulse/ktxl-news-palinstatement0625,0,2576995.story).

bjkeefe
06-27-2010, 04:33 AM
The Queen of the Grifters (http://www.sarahpalinlegaldefensefund.org/about.php) has set up yet another way for the rubes to give her money!

(The last one was found to be illegal (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/25/AR2010062501209.html), and she now has "90 days to return nearly $400,000 to donors.")

(via (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-now/2010/06/sarah_palins_defense_fund_rela.html))

More on this from Betty Cracker (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/sarahflak/). The interesting new wrinkles:

And what a reloading it will be—the new “real” Palin legal defense fund has a much higher cap on contribution amounts than the illegal fund—now true believers can contribute up to $13,500 instead of the paltry $150 maximum imposed on the “official” fund.*

Curiously, though the new legal defense fund explicitly disavows any connection to SarahPAC, the website registration address is the same as the SarahPAC contact address. Palingates has that scoop (and much more) here (http://palingates.blogspot.com/2010/06/investigator-tim-petumenos-rules-sarah.html). I’m sure it’s just a coincidence.

bjkeefe
06-27-2010, 05:25 PM
And, unsurprisingly, hilarity ensues (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/reporter_after_listening_to_palin_speech_oh_my_god _i_feel_like_i_just_got_o/). [...]

To no one's surprise, wingnuts are furious (http://whiskeyfire.typepad.com/whiskey_fire/2010/06/breaking-in-shocking-scandal-sarah-palin-perceived-as-idiot-by-entire-nonwingnut-universe.html).

listener
06-28-2010, 02:56 AM
To no one's surprise, wingnuts are furious (http://whiskeyfire.typepad.com/whiskey_fire/2010/06/breaking-in-shocking-scandal-sarah-palin-perceived-as-idiot-by-entire-nonwingnut-universe.html).

Thanks for this. I'd read quotes from the reporters comments, but this was the first time that I heard the actual audio.

When I first saw the Cal State U. crest behind the podium, I thought it said "Fox Veritas Vita"!

bjkeefe
06-28-2010, 05:20 PM
When I first saw the Cal State U. crest behind the podium, I thought it said "Fox Veritas Vita"!

OMG. I just got a stabby feeling of fear.

bjkeefe
06-28-2010, 05:23 PM
Reports Jim Newell (http://gawker.com/5573010/sarah-palin-thinks-obama-is-hitler-too).

For background on the column Newell (and Palin) are referring to, start here (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=166623#post166623). (Threaded mode will help.)

Sarah tries to walk this back while giving a speech (http://thinkprogress.org/2010/06/27/palin-texas-drill/) at -- and I am not making this up -- the Oil Palace in East Texas.

Word salad ensues, of course. My favorite bits:

And thousands of Alaskans in those 20 years, the fishermen, they died. A whole other generation now that finally received some compensation.

We’ve also learned more about government’s proper role and not violating the separation of powers, which I think Obama is kind of flirting with also, some government overreach. We are a rule of laws, not a rule of presidential fiats that I think President Obama would rather have sometimes, it seems.

"We are a rule of laws." Can I get an also, too?

Not for the first time do I snicker, just from imagining how she and her followers must now wish they hadn't gone so heavy on the Teleprompter jokes.

(h/t: Greg Sargent/The Plum Line (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/06/the_morning_plum_39.html))

bjkeefe
07-05-2010, 08:30 PM
See? (http://gawker.com/5579842/this-man-is-inappropriately-excited-to-meet-sarah-palin?skyline=true&s=i) It's not JUST bitterness, stupidity, and racism that attracts people to Our Lady of Wasilla. There are other reasons, too!

(Alternately: The YouTube Star Wars Kid is all grown-up, and check out that light saber!)

Whatfur
07-06-2010, 10:04 PM
Sorry, I lied. (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20399773,00.html)

bjkeefe
07-07-2010, 02:36 AM
Time for a separate thread dedicated to The Leader of The Republican Party, The Guardian of All Real American Values, and The Darling of The Teabaggers.

The above is what I said back in February, when I started this thread. Evidently, the perception hasn't much changed. But this banner ad (seen over on Wonkette, as it happens) shows an imaginative connection to make:

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/3770/sarahandmahmoud.png (http://americanvaluesnetwork.org/climate/american-power/)

If you look at the About pages (here (http://americanvaluesnetwork.org/about/) and here (http://americanvaluesnetwork.org/about-us/)) and their "Guide to Scripture and Policy (http://americanvaluesnetwork.org/policy/)" page, it appears that the group running this ad, The American Values Network, is a Christianist group, with a twist -- they call themselves progressives.

bjkeefe
07-07-2010, 08:58 AM
Being Honorable, Mavericky, and Straight-Talkin' (http://gawker.com/5580666/john-mccain-has-now-crossed-entire-political-spectrum-on-immigration), of course!

bjkeefe
07-07-2010, 09:20 AM
Kevin Williamson -- another in an endless supply of clowns with posting privileges on The World's Shittiest Website™ (http://www.google.com/search?q=%22The+World%27s+Shittiest+Website%E2%84% A2%22) -- pitches his idea, and not for the first time: Sarah Palin for RNC Chair! (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/07/04/the-medium-is-the-mess/)

(If she took it, she would quit three weeks before Election Day, of course.)

bjkeefe
07-07-2010, 11:14 AM
Kevin Williamson -- another in an endless supply of clowns with posting privileges on The World's Shittiest Website™ (http://www.google.com/search?q=%22The+World%27s+Shittiest+Website%E2%84% A2%22) -- pitches his idea, and not for the first time: Sarah Palin for RNC Chair! (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/07/04/the-medium-is-the-mess/)

(If she took it, she would quit three weeks before Election Day, of course.)

Huh. It appears K-Duh (sorry, listener!) is not alone (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/07/07/earlyshow/main6653582.shtml):

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is in trouble with many in his party after speaking out against the war in Afghanistan. Some are even calling for him to be removed.

And, reports CBS News Senior White House Correspondent Bill Plante, there's talk in GOP circles that Sarah Palin should replace him.

Don't bother clicking over. No names are named. Maybe this just means that K-Duh's fanfic post is being talked about, "in GOP circles."

We will not speculate about what type of circles these might be.

(h/t: repsac3 (http://twitter.com/repsac3/status/17952602609))

Ocean
07-07-2010, 11:29 AM
Huh. It appears K-Duh (sorry, listener!) is not alone (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/07/07/earlyshow/main6653582.shtml):



Don't bother clicking over. No names are named. Maybe this just means that K-Duh's fanfic post is being talked about, "in GOP circles."

We will not speculate about what type of circles these might be.

(h/t: repsac3 (http://twitter.com/repsac3/status/17952602609))

Hey! What's wrong with that? Doesn't it make sense to have Sarah replace Steele and his gaffes?

bjkeefe
07-07-2010, 12:04 PM
Hey! What's wrong with that? Doesn't it make sense to have Sarah replace Steele and his gaffes?

There are some arguments in favor -- her fund-raising prowess, her popularity with some slices of the base, and the ever-growing clown shoes on Steele's feet -- but there are also lots of arguments against. Her disapproval ratings continue to grow, even among Republicans. She is a target the Dems would love to have. She has a terrible track record of sticking to things that need long-term attention. Plus, she is making bank in her private citizen life, and also already gets all the attention she wants when she feels like making political statements.

Plus, the GOP really does not want to fire the only prominent black person they have. I think they have to stick with him through the 2010 midterms, and at that point they can either ease him out if they don't win as many elections as the consensus view says they should have, or, if they do win as many seats as anyone could reasonably expect, they can declare Mission Accomplished and say he has earned a well-deserved break.

Ocean
07-07-2010, 12:13 PM
There are some arguments in favor -- her fund-raising prowess, her popularity with some slices of the base, and the ever-growing clown shoes on Steele's feet -- but there are also lots of arguments against. Her disapproval ratings continue to grow, even among Republicans. She is a target the Dems would love to have. She has a terrible track record of sticking to things that need long-term attention. Plus, she is making bank in her private citizen life, and also already gets all the attention she wants when she feels like making political statements.


Oh, I thought her impeccable record of accurate fact-based public speech (without ever having any gaffes) would be enough. Besides I kind of liked that new version of Ms. Liberty (http://media.superpimper.com/graphics/USA_Comments/usa-comments-1005.gif).

bjkeefe
07-07-2010, 01:18 PM
Oh, I thought her impeccable record of accurate fact-based public speech (without ever having any gaffes) would be enough. Besides I kind of liked that new version of Ms. Liberty (http://media.superpimper.com/graphics/USA_Comments/usa-comments-1005.gif).

I think your Wonkette agrees with you. In fact, there are prayers (http://wonkette.com/416512/rnc-to-replace-michael-steele-with-even-more-hilarious-sarah-palin) going on in the Wonkette newsroom as we speak.

bjkeefe
07-07-2010, 01:27 PM
I think your Wonkette agrees with you. In fact, there are prayers (http://wonkette.com/416512/rnc-to-replace-michael-steele-with-even-more-hilarious-sarah-palin) going on in the Wonkette newsroom as we speak.

And via the above, here is a slideshow (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2010/04/06/GA2010040601897.html), with captions, titled "The many mishaps of Michael Steele."

This is just filled with awesome:

During an interview with GQ, Steele raised conservative eyebrows when he said that abortion was "an individual choice... absolutely." Later in the same interview he clarified that he meant it was an individual choice for states to decide.

bjkeefe
07-07-2010, 02:13 PM
Sorry, I lied. (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20399773,00.html)

Don't anyone get excited. 'fur is not about to show this level of maturity himself. This is a story about Levi's johnson, which would like to get back to having sexytime with Bristol.

This is hilarious: for months, wingnuts have been howling that we simply could not trust this scruffy grifter. But now his word is gospel again, because he is saying what wingnuts want to believe.

These people from Wasilla have got 27% of the Lower 48 eating out of their hands, don't they?

Whatfur
07-07-2010, 02:30 PM
...maturity himself...

Once again...pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Why would you when you have the Queef to tell you what to read and not read? I don't believe the article will sway many in their opinion about Levi but the truth will certainly be easier for him to defend.

bjkeefe
07-07-2010, 03:36 PM
Once again...pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Why would you when you have the Queef to tell you what to read and not read?

Given that (once we set aside your sad little homophobic and misogynistic slurs) all you do these days is post links (now with weasel question marks appended, due to fear of Jeff), this is a new level of hilarity in your lack of self-awareness.

Whatfur
07-07-2010, 03:43 PM
Given that (once we set aside your sad little homophobic and misogynistic slurs) all you do these days is post links (now with weasel question marks appended, due to fear of Jeff), this is a new level of hilarity in your lack of self-awareness.

You seem a little phobohomic, Queef. Why would you be? I thought you posted a denial here somewhere. Why do you obviously let me get to you so astoundingly?

I know Levi possibly looking to get back with Bristol breaks your heart. I suggest you just throw away your Playgirl with him on the cover...you never really had a chance anyway.

bjkeefe
07-07-2010, 03:55 PM
Why do you obviously let me get to you so astoundingly?

Thanks (http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/27484.html), for the thought at least. Pretty weak execution, though.

And here is your full post for the record. Keep that tough talkin' homophobia coming!

You seem a little phobohomic, Queef. Why would you be? I thought you posted a denial here somewhere. Why do you obviously let me get to you so astoundingly?

I know Levi possibly looking to get back with Bristol breaks your heart. I suggest you just throw away your Playgirl with him on the cover...you never really had a chance anyway.

listener
07-08-2010, 02:03 AM
Huh. It appears K-Duh (sorry, listener!) is not alone (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/07/07/earlyshow/main6653582.shtml)

Apology accepted. ;)

The prospect of S-Pal assuming the RNC chair is enticing for entertainment purposes. However, as you point out, such an event would be highly unlikely to occur for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the unlikelihood of Steele's resignation or firing. With respect to this question, I thought that D-Fro recently made a strong case (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/29286?in=50:51&out=51:19) for why DJ Steezle should remain at his present job.

bjkeefe
07-08-2010, 03:40 AM
Apology accepted. ;)

The prospect of S-Pal assuming the RNC chair is enticing for entertainment purposes. However, as you point out, such an event would be highly unlikely to occur for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the unlikelihood of Steele's resignation or firing. With respect to this question, I thought that D-Fro recently made a strong case (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/29286?in=50:51&out=51:19) for why DJ Steezle should remain at his present job.

That's kind of a good point, but one thing Frum doesn't acknowledge, at least in that clip, is the difference between a party chair and an elected official, even if, as in the Ayn Rand Paul case, it was only a primary.

Come to that, a primary election may be even more reason for party officials not to want to harsh on the gaffer. Anyway, the important difference is that those who are elected are picked by Teh Peepul, and even more to the point, by the most active members of the party, so you might be very leery of upsetting them. By contrast, the party chair is picked by a bunch of other higher ups, and so I think it can usually be seen as analogous to a coach in sports -- as a team owner or GM, you fire the one at the top, to show that you're aware Something needs to change, and you implicitly admit you can't fire the whole team.

bjkeefe
07-08-2010, 05:30 AM
Don't anyone get excited. 'fur is not about to show this level of maturity himself. This is a story about Levi's johnson, which would like to get back to having sexytime with Bristol.

This is hilarious: for months, wingnuts have been howling that we simply could not trust this scruffy grifter. But now his word is gospel again, because he is saying what wingnuts want to believe.

These people from Wasilla have got 27% of the Lower 48 eating out of their hands, don't they?

But there is one person up in Alaska who is asking Important Questions. Does anyone remember Levi's sister? Or ister, as might be more appropriate?

As for this new People magazine article where my brother “Apologizes to the Palins” I am extremely disappointed in him. Not only is he being controlled like a puppet, but saying that all of his comments and stories were lies is absurd!

I know for a fact that all of his comments were true. I lived through all this and I remember clear as day all of the times that Levi would come home and tell me about Sarah complaining, or fights going on between the family, .etc.

I know he wasn’t making all that up, why would he have back then? I am very disappointed that he is allowing them to control him in such a manner.

Indeed! We must know the answers to these Important Questions!

But let's go back to the top of that post. Emph. added at end:

Something Is Happening In Palinland

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/.a/6a00d83451c45669e2013485442d89970c-550wi

From Mercede Johnston's blog (http://www.mercedejohnston.com/2010/07/07/no-i-will-not-sit-down-and-shut-up/):

The message was from my mother saying that Levi, who has not spoken to us since he rekindled his relationship with Bristol (although we had attempted repeatedly to call or text him), left a message saying that if I did not take my blog down by Wednesday that I would never get to see him, or Tripp, again.

I could not believe it! I thought to myself if he was really willing to make such a threat that he would at least have the decency to call me and talk about it first. I mentioned on my blog repeatedly that my intention was not to hurt or attack the Palins, but to speak out and tell the public my side of the story. As well as how badly my life, and the lives of our family members, had been impacted by our association with the Palins.

It had my mind spinning. How could my brother threaten me like this?

That's a very good question. So is the question of how Palin finally put the screws on Levi. In Palinland, no one knows what's really going on. But I wonder if this is a somewhat panicked response to the recent blip upwards in web interest in the Trig question.

You'll never guess who went there (http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2010/07/threatening-mercede.html).

(h/t: Jack Stuef (http://wonkette.com/416532/levi-johnston-is-now-a-puppet-for-the-palins-important-news-blog-mercedejohnstoncom-reports))

[Added] By the way: "web interest in the Trig question" seems (http://www.google.com/search?q=web+interest+in+the+Trig+question) 50% composed of interest that one person is still interested, and 50% kids looking for help with their math homework.

bjkeefe
07-08-2010, 08:03 AM
Kevin Williamson -- another in an endless supply of clowns with posting privileges on The World's Shittiest Website™ (http://www.google.com/search?q=%22The+World%27s+Shittiest+Website%E2%84% A2%22) -- pitches his idea, and not for the first time: Sarah Palin for RNC Chair! (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/07/04/the-medium-is-the-mess/)

(If she took it, she would quit three weeks before Election Day, of course.)

The "talk in GOP circles (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=168595&highlight=talk+GOP+circles#post168595)" may be heating up! Why?

Because it's not just Obama anymore, that's why. Apparently, Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele is also a pinko Commie. According to RealConservative™ and RealAmerican™ (and harkin's favorite fisting blogger forever) Hateway Pundit (http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2010/07/save-america-from-the-obama-pelosi-regime-defeat-socialism-draft-sarah-palin-as-rnc-chair/), at least!

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/3794/draftstsarah.png (http://is.gd/djVQ8)

TBogg (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/07/07/gateway-pundit-jim-hoft-is-some-kind-of-political-supergenius/) has the (better version of the) story.

Whatfur
07-08-2010, 08:06 AM
First, we are to avoid the story in People, but now that you found it in "Tiger Beat" we should not..?. To think you put that much work into the above is hilarious. You are certainly a strange little thing.

bjkeefe
07-08-2010, 08:14 AM
To think you put that much work into the above is hilarious.

You want to know what's hilarious? That you think it was "that much work."

Just how lame are your self-described mad 'puter skillz, anyway? Would you like me to give you some pointers on "copying and pasting?" Or on how to blockquote a hunk of text? Or include an image?

You have only to ask. I'm here to help.

bjkeefe
07-09-2010, 02:27 PM
Poor Sarah (http://wonkette.com/416568/sarah-palin-barely-earning-minimum-wage):

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UXTYEUoqWnQ/SkohjHEY4-I/AAAAAAAACYY/UYgdY9rcolU/s400/the-palin-pout.JPG

Sarah Palin Barely Earning Minimum Wage

Everybody just assumes that Sarah Palin wakes up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy all the time, in a golden bed of $100 bills. This is because the lamestream media makes it seem like she’s always collecting enormous wads of cash in exchange for her hardcore mama grizzlin’ services (speechin’, hangin’ tough, Teabaggin’). But according to Forbes investigative reporter Dirk Smillie (né Dirksen Smilloszewskiwicz), Palin has earned only $10 million in the past 12 months, “at best.” (http://blogs.forbes.com/bizblog/2010/07/07/what-sarah-palin-really-earns-less-than-you-think/) AT BEST, people.

And be sure to notice the final paragraph at the first link (repeated (http://wonkette.com/416568/sarah-palin-barely-earning-minimum-wage)), for schadenfreude.

bjkeefe
07-10-2010, 08:11 PM
Comment swiped from Tonal Crow (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2010/07/09/transparency-2/#comment-1878366):

Since there hasn’t been a open thread in awhile, and it’s late, and this is about media wankery (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100709/ap_en_ot/us_palin_for_tweens), here goes:

“Speaking Up: The Sarah Palin Story,” [set for release in September] is one in a series of biographies aimed at 9- to 12-year-old readers….

Kathleen Kerr, an acquisitions editor [at the publisher], said the subjects are prominent figures who children hear about in the news and role models for tweens who are “working for the betterment of the world in which we live and who are motivated primarily by their Christian faith.”....

Kerr said the book begins with Palin’s childhood in Alaska and shows that “with guts, character, determination and unwavering faith in God, even an ordinary person can change the world.”

there’s no mention of her teenage daughter Bristol Palin’s pregnancy….”We tried to stay away from the super-heavy stuff,” Kerr said.

Now I gotta go barf.

Now, if your reaction is, Meh, Christianists writing books to brainwash their kids ... when HASN'T that happened?, I invite you to contemplate the reaction on the right to news of a children's book written about President Obama, in which he is portrayed as a "role model" who is "working for the betterment of the world in which we live."

That didn't mention Bill Ayers!!!1!

bjkeefe
07-12-2010, 02:41 PM
Sarah Palin's political action committee contributed at least $87,500 to candidates she's endorsed in the last few months, according to a report filed Sunday with the Federal Elections Commission.

But SarahPAC's financial disclosure also shows Palin spending more than $210,000 on consulting.

[...]

Sunday's FEC report included consulting fees for grassroots and communication, media, national and foreign affairs, and coalitions consulting.

Additional spending went toward air travel, car rentals and lodging, postage and mailings, and cell phones.

Sez BusinessWeek (http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9GTH5JO0.htm).

Sez Josh Fruhlinger (http://wonkette.com/416601/sarahpac-handing-out-princely-sums-to-everyone-except-nikki-haley#ixzz0tUkLTSg0):

Anyone who has experience setting up PACs, please contact your editors in regards to the creation of WonkettePAC post haste. We will endorse only the most hilarious candidates and will spend no more than 45 percent of your donations on “air travel” (private jets), “car rentals” (awesome muscle cars that we will drag race down New York Avenue), “lodging” (hotels in Vegas), and “cell phones” (pagers for our drug-dealing sideline).

bjkeefe
07-12-2010, 02:51 PM
Here (http://wonkette.com/416588/thrills-baby-thrills-ayn-rand-in-the-21st-century):

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/1452/aynrandinwasilla.png (http://wonkette.com/416588/thrills-baby-thrills-ayn-rand-in-the-21st-century)

(previously (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=168569#post168569))

listener
07-12-2010, 04:30 PM
Sez BusinessWeek (http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9GTH5JO0.htm).

Sez Josh Fruhlinger (http://wonkette.com/416601/sarahpac-handing-out-princely-sums-to-everyone-except-nikki-haley#ixzz0tUkLTSg0):

Way to go, SP!

The Fruhlinger quote was very funny.

bjkeefe
07-14-2010, 04:13 AM
"The Eternal Raincheck of the Out-of-Stock Mind (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/the_eternal_raincheck_of_the_out-of-stock_mind/)."

bjkeefe
07-16-2010, 05:48 PM
... is apparently (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/07/16/when-all-you-have-is-a-boner-everything-looks-doable/) still ... uh ... stuck on the same ... erm ... beat.

[Added] Maybe he saw this picture (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/07/16/thats-so-politico/)?

bjkeefe
07-16-2010, 07:14 PM
... is apparently (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/07/16/when-all-you-have-is-a-boner-everything-looks-doable/) still ... uh ... stuck on the same ... erm ... beat.

[Added] Maybe he saw this picture (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/07/16/thats-so-politico/)?

Also: fun-raising (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/07/15/sarah-palin-promises-to-not-use-your-money-for-even-bigger-boobies/), plus moar sexytalk!

bjkeefe
07-16-2010, 07:51 PM
... (you heard (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2010/07/as-wasilla-world-turns.html) about Bristol and Levi, right?) ... TBogg observes (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/07/14/the-blow-job-not-taken/) an especially painful truism:

Only in Alaska could a kid leave the family homestead run by a mom meth dealer and move down the social ladder by marrying into a former half-governors house.

bjkeefe
07-18-2010, 10:54 PM
Over at conservatives4palin, which is manned by people who make Scientologists look like dilettantes ...

I have no idea what possesses TBogg (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/07/17/pain-fever-catch-it/) to read that site, but I'm sure glad he does.

bjkeefe
07-19-2010, 05:13 PM
[...]

That Sarah Palin hagiography for impressionable young minds? "... Delayed -- Publisher Won't Say Why (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/palin-bio-for-kids-delayed----publisher-wont-say-why.php)."

The book's would-be author, Kim Washburn, told TPM that the book had been "delayed indefinitely" as of yesterday.

What say you about the reasons for this, YAFB at Rumproast (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/quitterzillas_publisher_quits_publishing_palin_bio g/)?

... it would be irresponsible not to speculate.

Heh, indeed!

bjkeefe
07-21-2010, 01:44 PM
Reposted (from this 'head (http://www.frumforum.com/palin%E2%80%99s-english)) especially for the concluding paragraph.

Palin’s English

Much giggling on the blogs about Sarah Palin’s mis-tweeting the word “refudiate” to mean “repudiate.” Palin’s defense: Shakespeare made up words too.

This latest Palin invention is unlikely to endure. But I notice that one Palin word invention really does seem to be catching on: her use of the word “verbiage” (Palin pronounces it “verb-ij” ) to mean “words.”

See for example Palin speaking on Fox’s “Hannity” program on September 17, 2008.

HANNITY: Senator Barack Obama yesterday was attacking Senator McCain for saying that the fundamentals of the economy are strong. Do you believe that the fundamentals of our economy are strong?

PALIN: Well, it was an unfair attack on the verbiage that Senator McCain chose to use.

“Verbiage” historically means not merely “words” but excessive, prolix, or obfuscatory words. To say that someone is emitting “verbiage” is always a criticism, even an insult. Or anyway, it used to be so.

In the months since, I have heard more and more politicians and even non-politicians use “verbiage” in the same way as Palin, sometimes even pronounced the same way as Palin pronounced it. It seems a real trend. Thanks to Palin, a word that used to mean the cynical use of language to evade, conceal and deceive now more and more just means “language.” It seems somehow an appropriate accomplishment.

handle
07-21-2010, 02:22 PM
She, more and more I think, has developed a masterful verbiage, authoratatively. Which I like.

bjkeefe
07-24-2010, 01:10 PM
From TWiB's major competition, WWROTWTW (http://wonkette.com/416905/remembering-our-fallen-week-religious-freedom-is-very-tres-de-classe#ixzz0ucVSFDJm), some stories you may already have heard about, and at least one that might be new. (Was to me, at least.)

Sarah Palin continued to increase her intellectual and moral authority (bust-line) — first by showing off her wordsmithing (http://wonkette.com/416738/sarah-palin-proudly-confuses-her-illiteracy-with-genius) on Shakespeare’s prefered medium, Twitter, then by using her Second Amendment Rights (http://wonkette.com/416726/the-right-to-bear-arms-ayn-rand-in-the-21st-century) to stone cold deny (http://wonkette.com/416790/sarah-palin-is-boycotting-bristol-and-levis-storybook-camo-wedding) her daughter Bristol the immense honor of her fellowship at the Wasilla alter.

Also, too: Look out, Bh.tv swag (http://www.cafepress.com/bloggingheads/) merchants: The Store (http://wonkettemart.com/) is now open! Kind of! (http://wonkette.com/416890/get-your-official-fake-campaign-shirts-wonkettemart-open-for-business)

bjkeefe
07-24-2010, 08:34 PM
St. Sarah makes The Superficial (http://www.thesuperficial.com/kate-gosselin-sarah-palin-are-going-camping-no-really-07-2010)!

In fairness, filming a control freak and an idiot who both think birthing children gives them evangelical superpowers that make them always right is just good television.

(h/t: mistermix (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2010/07/23/not-running-for-nothing/))

bjkeefe
07-26-2010, 01:20 PM
It's A Landslide! Netroots Want Sarah Palin To Run For President

[...]

An early release of the Netroots Nation straw poll taken from Thursday through Sunday and obtained by TPM shows that attendees of the convention in Las Vegas overwhelmingly want Palin to mount a presidential bid.

Respondents were asked who would they "most like to see" as the GOP nominee to challenge Obama for reelection two years from now. Netroots attendees preferred Sarah Palin, with 48 percent of them choosing her. The next closest vote-getter was libertarian Rep. Ron Paul with 11 percent, followed by former Sen. Rick Santorum with 10 percent and former Gov. Mitt Romney with 9 percent.

The others trailed in this order: Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (8 percent), Gov. Tim Pawlenty (7 percent), Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (5 percent) and Rep. Mike Pence (1 percent).

-- Christina Bellantoni (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/its-a-landslide-netroots-want-sarah-palin-to-run-for-prez.php)

bjkeefe
08-02-2010, 04:11 PM
Talk about paranoia + victim mode. No wonder the right-wing base loves her:

Palin, in an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” said McGinniss is still living in the house next to hers in Wasilla, Alaska, after moving in this year. Though the Palin family constructed a 14-foot-high fence after McGinniss arrived, the former vice presidential candidate said the family is making a conscious effort to stay out of his sight.

Emph. added.

More here (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/08/01/sarah-palin-no-longer-comfortable-walking-around-the-house-topless-and-smoking-meth/).

bjkeefe
08-02-2010, 05:02 PM
[...]

Looks like the on-again-off-again-on-again has been switched back to off again.

WASILLAGEDDON (http://wonkette.com/417092/bristol-palin-breaks-off-engagement-with-levi-johnston-ending-democracy-as-we-know-it)!

bjkeefe
08-05-2010, 12:12 PM
KATIE COURIC FOR MAKING FUN OF ST. SARAH OMG OMG OMG SKKKRRRRREEEEEE!!!1!

(Couric did this in 2008.)

TBogg (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/08/04/katie-couric-uncovered-as-a-secret-perky-journolist-ninja/) and Wonkette (http://wonkette.com/417161/katie-couric-hates-sarah-palins-children) have details.

TwinSwords
08-05-2010, 12:16 PM
LOL, even Althouse wasn't falling for it this time. And Althouse NEVER misses a chance to jump to Palin's defense. Heck, for a while she was BhTV's most dependable go-to head when they needed someone to defend Palin.

bjkeefe
08-09-2010, 06:21 PM
Excerpts from an encounter with the public (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shannyn-moore/sarah-palins-homer-moment_b_675198.html) (via (http://wonkette.com/417268/worst-governor-ever-sign-ruins-sarah-palins-teevee-show-results-in-weird-youtube-coversation)).

[...]

Sarah Palin & company spent several days in Homer [, Alaska] filming her "Sarah Palin's Uh-laska" show. [...]

On the public dock, private security patted down private citizens. The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable search and seizure from their government. Private security searching private citizens in a public place, doesn't fall under that category. It's a bit more hinky.

Whether it was TLC or the Palins who contracted security, under what authority did they operate in a public location? Were they looking for weapons? Well, now there's a Second Amendment issue.

This is Alaska, we carry guns. You can open-carry or acquire a concealed weapons permit (http://www.dps.state.ak.us/statewide/permitslicensing/docs/achp/AKConcealedHandgunsFAQ.pdf) from the state. If you are a law abiding citizen, you don't even need a permit. Sarah Palin recently endorsed (http://community.adn.com/node/151885) Alaska Tea Party Candidate Joe Miller for US Senate. His supporters carried assault rifles in last month's Golden Days Parade (http://www.andrewhalcro.com/is_this_what_you_want_in_the_u_s_senate) in Fairbanks. If weapons are good enough for a public parade, weapons should be fine at a public dock.

Maybe it wasn't about guns. Maybe it was about cameras. In that case, it's a First Amendment issue. Whether Palin had a problem with the First Amendment, the Second Amendment or the Fourth Amendment, she contradicted her entourage's actions at the Homer dock.

Risking accusations of being all "Wee-Wee'd Up (http://www.facebook.com/#!/notes/sarah-palin/pants-on-fire-still/416223228434)", one Homer woman made a sign in her shed. She then took the 30-foot-by-3-foot banner out to the boat harbor. It said "WORST GOVERNOR EVER". Kathleen Gustafson is a teacher married to a local commercial fisherman. She felt like Sarah Palin had let the state down by becoming a dollar-chasing celebrity and ignoring the oath of office she'd sworn on a Bible.

Kathleen was motivated by the fact Palin was using the very place where her family makes a living to fortify the Palin personality cult -- pretending to do the very thing they worked so hard to sustain. Initially, Kathleen just wanted to waste a little of the camera crew's time, since Palin wasted so much of her time purporting to represent Alaska's interests.

She didn't imagine Palin would be so easy to draw out.

Saturday morning, Billy Sullivan helped Kathleen tape the banner up on his place of business at the top of the boat ramp. Then here she came. Sarah.

She couldn't just walk by. Only a few fishermen and tourists would have seen the banner, but Sarah had to stop and protest. I spoke with Kathleen. She said she wanted Palin to know how she felt, but never dreamed she'd get the chance to say to her face, "You're not a leader, you're a climber!" Early in the conversation, Sarah actually winked at Kathleen in what seemed to be a case of eyelid Tourette's Syndrome.

At one point, a Palin daughter chanted, "You're just jealous". Kathleen told Sarah she was disappointed that she dropped her responsibility to the state to became a celebrity. Palin said incredulously, "I'm honored. No, she thinks I'm a celebrity!" Really? So the camera crew wasn't an indicator? How many times do you have to be on magazine covers to gain celebrity status? Something about camping with Kate Plus Eight in rain slickers seems, well, a little celebrity.

Billy Sullivan caught much of the interchange on his cell phone camera. The back of her security guard's head and Todd Palin attempted to block Billy's view, continually rotating like Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. What were they afraid of? I guess that's what happens when you're filming a "celebrity". He was even told by one of the Palin daughters, "You're an A-hole". Charming family values.

[...]

In what has become typical tragic irony, Sarah initially claimed to support Kathleen's First Amendment Rights. But as soon as Billy Sullivan walked toward the dock, one of Palin's entourage tore down the sign to great applause from her group.

[...]

Video at either of the links up top.

bjkeefe
08-10-2010, 07:01 PM
Roy tweets (http://twitter.com/edroso/status/20764222062):

It's always a mess talking about Palin, but I think I finally figured out her problem: http://bit.ly/do2R5M

That link, expanded: "Essence of Palin (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2010_08_08_archive.html#4130581577917285538)."

bjkeefe
08-11-2010, 01:37 AM
Excerpts from an encounter with the public (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shannyn-moore/sarah-palins-homer-moment_b_675198.html) (via (http://wonkette.com/417268/worst-governor-ever-sign-ruins-sarah-palins-teevee-show-results-in-weird-youtube-coversation)).

[...]

Video at either of the links up top.

Wow. Who would have thought this minute of comedy who turn into such a ragefest?

Well, anyone who knows Sarah Palin and her hardcore supporters, I suppose.

Get all caught up by starting with YAFB's "Worst. Half. Term. Governor. Evar. Part IV—The Unraveling (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/worst._half._term._governor._evar._part_iv--the_unraveling/)." And be sure at least to glance at the Memeorandum link, to see what I mean by "ragefest."

[Added] Betty Cracker gives the video a closer look (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLCoJo5-GVQ) and the conclusion is hard to escape: St. Sarah did indeed diss the school teacher. No wonder there's been so much Palin-panic over this moment.

TwinSwords
08-11-2010, 01:51 AM
Wow. Who would have thought this minute of comedy who turn into such a ragefest?

Well, anyone who knows Sarah Palin and her hardcore supporters, I suppose.

Get all caught up by starting with YAFB's "Worst. Half. Term. Governor. Evar. Part IV—The Unraveling (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/worst._half._term._governor._evar._part_iv--the_unraveling/)." And be sure at least to glance at the Memeorandum link, to see what I mean by "ragefest."

Hi-larious.

I love how that dimwit (Palin) says that we need to strengthen our military so we can "keep on fightin' for our Constatooshin."

Do wingnuts really think our military is fighting for our Constitution?

I can't believe how easily manipulated these people are.

Whatfur
08-19-2010, 04:49 PM
Is this fear the reason for the hate? (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/08/19/palins_courtship_of_female_voters_puts_dems_on_ale rt_106821.html)

handle
08-19-2010, 05:06 PM
Is..for the hate..

this is fun... and not at all stupid!

bjkeefe
11-10-2010, 01:36 AM
"I Have Seen Mitt Romney’s Future And It Is Dressed In A Gorilla Suit (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/11/09/i-have-seen-mitt-romneys-future-and-it-is-dressed-in-a-gorilla-suit/)."

Florian
11-10-2010, 06:33 AM
"I Have Seen Mitt Romney’s Future And It Is Dressed In A Gorilla Suit (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/11/09/i-have-seen-mitt-romneys-future-and-it-is-dressed-in-a-gorilla-suit/)."

From the blog:

"The cult of Sarah Palin makes the Mormons look like a bunch of Utopian freethinkers."

So is operative a utopian freethinker, or a worshipper at the shrine of Sarah?

bjkeefe
11-11-2010, 04:24 PM
Now, that's a headline (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/03/sarah-palin-republicans-senate-midterms):

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1334/5145486133_69ffc0da99.jpg

She favorites weird things (http://palingates.blogspot.com/2010/11/sarah-palin-i-wont-talk-to-lamestream.html) on her Twitter, about Obama and blood, also too.

(via (http://wonkette.com/429461/sarah-palin-favorites-obama-blood-church-sign-photo))

bjkeefe
11-11-2010, 09:17 PM
What are the odds that Sarah Palin would (1) rely on a conservative news source (2) which got its facts wrong (3) about a story that would have been stupid even if true (4) and use it as a personal publicity stunt (5) based on fauxtrage (6) against the Nanny State?

Oh, I'd say ... about ... 1 in 1 (http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/11/talk_box_sarah_palins_freedom.html).

Hard to believe but that voice sounds ever more like a parody. Also.

bjkeefe
11-16-2010, 10:22 PM
... teevee show? Really?

Forget everything I've ever said before about America having reached the nadir of Reality Teevee Nation. This is just. so. sad. (http://jezebel.com/5691445/how-palin-conservatives-are-cheating-the-dwts-voting-system)

(h/t: Jack Stuef (http://wonkette.com/430318/conservatives-spending-hours-voting-for-bristol-palin-to-get-back-at-acorn) | title: cf. (http://www.google.com/images?q=teabag%20the%20liberals%20dems&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1134&bih=766))

chiwhisoxx
11-16-2010, 11:10 PM
... teevee show? Really?

Forget everything I've ever said before about America having reached the nadir of Reality Teevee Nation. This is just. so. sad. (http://jezebel.com/5691445/how-palin-conservatives-are-cheating-the-dwts-voting-system)

(h/t: Jack Stuef (http://wonkette.com/430318/conservatives-spending-hours-voting-for-bristol-palin-to-get-back-at-acorn) | title: cf. (http://www.google.com/images?q=teabag%20the%20liberals%20dems&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1134&bih=766))

Josh Barro at the Agenda points out why this is really beyond painfully stupid:

http://www.nationalreview.com/agenda/253405/no-sarah-palin-not-stealing-dancing-stars-election-josh-barro

bjkeefe
11-16-2010, 11:43 PM
... teevee show? Really?

Forget everything I've ever said before about America having reached the nadir of Reality Teevee Nation. This is just. so. sad. (http://jezebel.com/5691445/how-palin-conservatives-are-cheating-the-dwts-voting-system)

(h/t: Jack Stuef (http://wonkette.com/430318/conservatives-spending-hours-voting-for-bristol-palin-to-get-back-at-acorn) | title: cf. (http://www.google.com/images?q=teabag%20the%20liberals%20dems&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1134&bih=766))

Oh, it gets better! (?) Now Willow is all trash-talking (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/11/16/the-discreet-charm-of-griftoisie/) on the Facebook in defense of big sister. And then big sister jumps in, too.

Disclaimer: Use of big in this post is to be understood as a reference to age only.

TMZ (http://www.tmz.com/2010/11/16/sarah-palin-willow-palin-homophobic-slur-facebook-attack-sarah-palins-alaska-dancing-with-the-stars-tlc/) has a PDF of the full thread, if you want to be really entertained. (?)

Gotta give it up for Matt:

The only program I enjoyed from your family is

Nailin' Palin

Well, give it up by teenage Facebook flame war standards, I mean.

[Added] Also (http://mediamatters.org/blog/201011160004). Too (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/11/16/the-ex-wives-club/).

bjkeefe
11-18-2010, 02:16 PM
Oh, it gets better! (?) Now Willow is all trash-talking (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/11/16/the-discreet-charm-of-griftoisie/) on the Facebook in defense of big sister. [...]

Proving once again that there is no Law of Conservation for Stupidity, that in fact it can be created out of nothing without limit, this (http://wonkette.com/430479/goproud-comes-to-defense-of-willow-palin-says-that-gay-slur-isnt-so-bad).

Why would GOProud even bother to get involved in something some kid said on Facebook?

Unless Sarah Palin is the new Liza Minelli, maybe?

P.S. Results from TMZ's online polling thing (http://www.tmz.com/2010/11/17/willow-palin-sarah-palin-goproud-tea-party-republicans-conservative-homophobic-gay/):

Is Willow Palin homophobic?

.... * 51% No
.... * 49% Yes

Total Votes: 68,715

More than sixty-eight thousand people clicked that thing. Unless some people voted more than once, which would be even more sad.

bjkeefe
11-18-2010, 02:49 PM
Proving once again that there is no Law of Conservation for Stupidity, that in fact it can be created out of nothing without limit, this (http://wonkette.com/430479/goproud-comes-to-defense-of-willow-palin-says-that-gay-slur-isnt-so-bad). [...]

Good answer (http://doghouseriley.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-internets.html).

bjkeefe
11-20-2010, 06:01 PM
A sixteen-second clip (http://www.mockpaperscissors.com/?p=40025), for your cackling pleasure. (via (http://instaputz.blogspot.com/2010/11/let-two-minutes-of-hate-against-barbara.html), via (http://my.firedoglake.com/teddysanfran/2010/11/20/old-barbara-bush-on-sarah-palin-i-hope-she-will-stay-in-alaska/))

(title: cf. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKm5xQyD2vE))

bjkeefe
11-23-2010, 06:33 PM
Sarah Palin lost almost half of her premiere audience in the second airing of her TLC reality series Sarah Palin's Alaska. On Sunday, the series executive produced by Mark Burnett, drew 3 million viewers. That is down 40% from the 5 million who tuned in for the debut last Sunday. In adults 18-49, Palin averaged 885,000, down 45% and also posted a similar decline, 46%, in adults 25-54.

(Deadline Hollywood (http://www.deadline.com/2010/11/cable-rat-race-palin-drops-big-in-week-2-walking-dead-steady/) via Wonkette (http://wonkette.com/430901/sarah-palin-loses-40-of-her-teevee-audience-in-one-week))

[Added] More demographic info (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/live-feed/sarah-palins-alaska-ratings-plummet-48403):

In fact, the median age of the [viewers of the] show is 57 -- that's 15 years older than TLC's average.

bjkeefe
11-24-2010, 07:11 PM
Whiffing at softball practice (http://thinkprogress.org/2010/11/24/palin-north-korea/) (via (http://wonkette.com/430995/sarah-palin-basically-declares-war-on-south-korea)):

PALIN: But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies. We’re bound to by treaty –

CO-HOST: South Korean.

PALIN: Eh, Yeah. And we’re also bound by prudence to stand with our South Korean allies, yes.

On a related note:

Yes I totally love Sarah Palin and support her for president.

... who will no doubt be along in a minute or two to whine about the subject title not being something she said and anyway he was only kidding about that other thing and also, and also, and also ... LIMBAUGH!!!1!

Ocean
11-24-2010, 07:26 PM
Whiffing at softball practice (http://thinkprogress.org/2010/11/24/palin-north-korea/) (via (http://wonkette.com/430995/sarah-palin-basically-declares-war-on-south-korea)):


Oh, come on Brendan. Give her a break. She didn't say anything about about East and West Korea.

operative
11-24-2010, 07:32 PM
Whiffing at softball practice (http://thinkprogress.org/2010/11/24/palin-north-korea/) (via (http://wonkette.com/430995/sarah-palin-basically-declares-war-on-south-korea)):



On a related note:



... who will no doubt be along in a minute or two to whine about the subject title not being something she said and anyway he was only kidding about that other thing and also, and also, and also ... LIMBAUGH!!!1!

Reminds me of when Obama said "My Muslim faith."

Omg secret Muslim!!!!

Give it a break. People make verbal gaffes. They say one thing when they're thinking of something else. Hence Obama's religion gaffe. Or his gaffe about 57 states. Or his gaffe about all of the dead soldiers he saw in the audience. Etc.

In other words, it's you once again doing exactly what Rush Limbaugh does.

Ocean
11-24-2010, 07:38 PM
Reminds me of when Obama said "My Muslim faith."

Omg secret Muslim!!!!

Give it a break. People make verbal gaffes. They say one thing when they're thinking of something else. Hence Obama's religion gaffe. Or his gaffe about 57 states. Or his gaffe about all of the dead soldiers he saw in the audience. Etc.

In other words, it's you once again doing exactly what Rush Limbaugh does.

It doesn't bother you that a potential presidential candidate, ex vice-presidential candidate, ex-governor doesn't know which Korea we're allied with and which one we're at odds, or perhaps that she thinks that we have treaties with one and we're bound by prudence with the other? That's not a simple gaffe.

operative
11-24-2010, 07:42 PM
It doesn't bother you that a potential presidential candidate, ex vice-presidential candidate, ex-governor doesn't know which Korea we're allied with and which one we're at odds, or perhaps that she thinks that we have treaties with one and we're bound by prudence with the other? That's not a simple gaffe.

Does it bother you that Barack Obama doesn't know how many states are in the US? He said 57. Shouldn't the president know how many states are in the Union?

Yes, that is sarcasm. But it's every bit as absurd. Palin made a gaffe. If you want to convince me that she doesn't actually know the basics on the Koreas, you're going to have to do better than that.

Ocean
11-24-2010, 07:51 PM
Yes, that is sarcasm. But it's every bit as absurd. Palin made a gaffe. If you want to convince me that she doesn't actually know the basics on the Koreas, you're going to have to do better than that.

I think that you're the one who has to prove she knows anything about it. She has consistently shown her ignorance on multiple topics, especially international ones. Our side doesn't need to prove anything. Your side should be a bit more responsible about who you bring to the political front.

operative
11-24-2010, 07:54 PM
I think that you're the one who has to prove she knows anything about it. She has consistently shown her ignorance on multiple topics, especially international ones. Our side doesn't need to prove anything. Your side should be a bit more responsible about who you bring to the political front.

Argument by analogy doesn't work here. She's shown her ignorance on some subjects, that much is clear. You can demonstrate that she did not (and probably still doesn't) have a grasp of those issues. You can't use that to say that what is a transparent simply gaffe (substituting North for South) demonstrates ignorance of the basic details of the Korean situation, and it's really absurd to seriously suggest that she think that North Korea is our ally. Yes, as silly as suggesting that Obama thinks that there are 57 states.

Ocean
11-24-2010, 08:14 PM
Argument by analogy doesn't work here. She's shown her ignorance on some subjects, that much is clear. You can demonstrate that she did not (and probably still doesn't) have a grasp of those issues. You can't use that to say that what is a transparent simply gaffe (substituting North for South) demonstrates ignorance of the basic details of the Korean situation, and it's really absurd to seriously suggest that she think that North Korea is our ally. Yes, as silly as suggesting that Obama thinks that there are 57 states.

She was given the opportunity to correct herself when she was told "South Korea" and she didn't grasp it.

But it's useless to continue. You're fine with having a potential candidate with her (dis)qualifications and ignorance. Many of us are not.

operative
11-24-2010, 08:19 PM
She was given the opportunity to correct herself when she was told "South Korea" and she didn't grasp it.

But it's useless to continue. You're fine with having a potential candidate with her (dis)qualifications and ignorance. Many of us are not.

I think this is another second language fail ;)

I never said that I was fine with Palin as a candidate. Quite the contrary--I don't know that I would vote for her; I'd probably vote libertarian. I don't think she's qualified to be president, or capable of leading.

But I'm not going to embrace criticisms of her when they veer into the silly, and I think this is an example of partisan silliness.

Ocean
11-24-2010, 08:34 PM
I think this is another second language fail ;)

In this case it isn't language fail. It's a generalization from your defense of her statement, and the fact that you've said that you're Republican.

I never said that I was fine with Palin as a candidate. Quite the contrary--I don't know that I would vote for her; I'd probably vote libertarian. I don't think she's qualified to be president, or capable of leading.

Okay, there's some hope there.

But I'm not going to embrace criticisms of her when they veer into the silly, and I think this is an example of partisan silliness.

Op, when someone has repeatedly demonstrated her ignorance publicly, like Ms Palin has, noticing another mistake like the one she made becomes hilarious. In my case it isn't even ill intentioned, it's plainly funny. Of course, it stops being funny when you think that someone may want her to be the president of this country. That part is scary. But, as you know humor helps relax the creepiness of the thought. We're human.

operative
11-24-2010, 09:11 PM
In this case it isn't language fail. It's a generalization from your defense of her statement, and the fact that you've said that you're Republican.



Okay, there's some hope there.



Op, when someone has repeatedly demonstrated her ignorance publicly, like Ms Palin has, noticing another mistake like the one she made becomes hilarious. In my case it isn't even ill intentioned, it's plainly funny. Of course, it stops being funny when you think that someone may want her to be the president of this country. That part is scary. But, as you know humor helps relax the creepiness of the thought. We're human.

Oh I understand why you're drawing attention to it, I just don't accept the premise that it's anything other than a very common slip-up.

bjkeefe
11-24-2010, 11:32 PM
Whiffing at softball practice (http://thinkprogress.org/2010/11/24/palin-north-korea/) (via (http://wonkette.com/430995/sarah-palin-basically-declares-war-on-south-korea)):

PALIN: But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies. We’re bound to by treaty –

CO-HOST: South Korean.

PALIN: Eh, Yeah. And we’re also bound by prudence to stand with our South Korean allies, yes.

On a related note:

Yes I totally love Sarah Palin and support her for president.

... who will no doubt be along in a minute or two to whine about the subject title not being something she said and anyway he was only kidding about that other thing and also, and also, and also ... LIMBAUGH!!!1!

When I made those closing predictions, I was going to throw in another one about how the operative would resort to the 57!!!1! GAFFE!!!eleventy!! comeback, but then I decided it would be more fun to see if that was the best he could come up with. And sure enough, our little Fox-Regurgitator did not disappoint. Three (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=189802&highlight=57#post189802) times (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=189804&highlight=57#post189804), even (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=189809&highlight=57#post189809)!

Of course the operative ignores the reality (or does not know, because how would he, from listening to nothing but Fox and Rush all day long?) that there were, arguably, 57 primary/caucus contests, as I pointed out back in 2008 (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=79370#post79370), when the likes of kidneystones, Whatfur, and piscivorous were trying to make a big deal out of this. (Hint: don't forget to count American Samoa! Or Texas, twice!) Or the equally plausible explanation that, at the time he said that, he had visited 47 states, and adding that to being on the go for well more than a year, speaking to crowds and reporters for sixteen hours a day practically without a break, it could have been as trivial as a midcourse correction of "50 ... 47," with one missing syllable.

No, this 57!!!1! is the only thing wingnuts have to resort to, well more than two years later, every time their hero, St. Sarah, shows for the millionth time in a row that she has nary a clue about anything in the world besides the status of her own bank account, and in the softest of softball interviews at that.

Sad or comical? Mood-dependent, I suppose.

operative
11-25-2010, 12:22 AM
When I made those closing predictions, I was going to throw in another one about how the operative would resort to the 57!!!1! GAFFE!!!eleventy!! comeback, but then I decided it would be more fun to see if that was the best he could come up with. And sure enough, our little Fox-Regurgitator did not disappoint. Three (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=189802&highlight=57#post189802) times (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=189804&highlight=57#post189804), even (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=189809&highlight=57#post189809)!

Of course the operative ignores the reality (or does not know, because how would he, from listening to nothing but Fox and Rush all day long?) that there were, arguably, 57 primary/caucus contests, as I pointed out back in 2008 (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=79370#post79370), when the likes of kidneystones, Whatfur, and piscivorous were trying to make a big deal out of this. (Hint: don't forget to count American Samoa! Or Texas, twice!) Or the equally plausible explanation that, at the time he said that, he had visited 47 states, and adding that to being on the go for well more than a year, speaking to crowds and reporters for sixteen hours a day practically without a break, it could have been as trivial as a midcourse correction of "50 ... 47," with one missing syllable.

No, this 57!!!1! is the only thing wingnuts have to resort to, well more than two years later, every time their hero, St. Sarah, shows for the millionth time in a row that she has nary a clue about anything in the world besides the status of her own bank account, and in the softest of softball interviews at that.

Sad or comical? Mood-dependent, I suppose.

If you have to lie about me and misrepresent me just to make your point then your point is pretty worthless. Grow up, child. Still sub-Rush, I see.

kezboard
11-26-2010, 05:32 AM
I'm willing to admit that Palin just had a slip of the tongue, like McCain did back during the presidential campaign when Joe Lieberman had to remind him that Al-Qaeda were Sunnis, not Shiites. But McCain has proven on other occasions that he knows what Al-Qaeda's religious affiliation is, just like Obama has proven on other occasions that he knows how many states there are. Has Sarah Palin ever made a substantive statement about the Korea situation? Ever?

operative
11-26-2010, 09:00 AM
I'm willing to admit that Palin just had a slip of the tongue, like McCain did back during the presidential campaign when Joe Lieberman had to remind him that Al-Qaeda were Sunnis, not Shiites. But McCain has proven on other occasions that he knows what Al-Qaeda's religious affiliation is, just like Obama has proven on other occasions that he knows how many states there are. Has Sarah Palin ever made a substantive statement about the Korea situation? Ever?

No clue if she's ever spoken about the Korean peninsula before (I think it's reasonable to assume that at some point she's answered a question on it, but whether that answer still exists on video is another matter), but she probably will again at some point in the future, so if she screws up again then that'd be reasonable cause to think that maybe she in fact didn't know the basic facts.

bjkeefe
12-01-2010, 07:24 AM
... as we were elsewhere (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=190525#post190525), Tom Scocca simply did not care (http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/scocca/archive/2010/11/30/sarah-palin-bush-tax-cuts-are-a-more-pressing-issue-than-war-in-korea.aspx) for one of Herself's recent tweets about what the government should be doing first.

bjkeefe
12-02-2010, 02:30 PM
Greer Mansfield (http://wonkette.com/431416/sarah-palin-reflects-on-stuff-via-ghostwriters) read this thing so you don't have to.

http://a.imageshack.us/img256/2170/palinamericabyfart.jpg

(pic. source (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2010/09/buy-them-both-together-and-save.html))

bjkeefe
12-03-2010, 09:37 AM
Video posted on Outside the Beltway in a post titled "Former McCain/Palin Campaign Adviser: “Heaven Forbid” Sarah Palin Becomes President (http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/former-mccainpalin-campaign-adviser-heaven-forbid-sarah-palin-becomes-president/)."

About five minutes. The panic among the Republicans on Morning Joe is only one of the many things to enjoy. Another is the admitted fear of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. (Nicolle Wallace is the former advisor.)

(h/t: unintentionally hilarious commenter smoothjazz, over at TBogg (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/12/01/meh-got-nothin/#comment-67837)'s place)

graz
12-03-2010, 10:55 AM
(h/t: unintentionally hilarious commenter smoothjazz, over at TBogg (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/12/01/meh-got-nothin/#comment-67837)'s place)


See also, this rendition by smoothjazz:

http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/11/13/stuff-white-people-like/

bjkeefe
12-04-2010, 02:16 AM
Mr. Riley (http://doghouseriley.blogspot.com/2010/12/502-right-on-schedule.html) reports. Last three paragraphs are pretty gut-wrenching.

bjkeefe
12-05-2010, 04:09 AM
Wonder if Herself will get around to Facebookin' about Jan Brewer and cronies (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/04/opinion/04collins.html):

[...] The Arizona state government, which is totally controlled by Republicans, got between him and his doctor.

“The state only has so much money and we can only provide so many optional kinds of care. Those were one of the options that we had taken liberty to discard,” said Governor Brewer, who we all remember for her path-breaking efforts to convince the world that the Arizona desert is strewn with the headless bodies of illegal immigrants.

Felix was one of 98 people in the transplant pipeline when the law went into effect. Arizona claims cutting them off will save $4.5 million this year. Advocates have called on Governor Brewer to use some of the state’s $185 million in federal stimulus funds to restart the procedures. Brewer, who opposed the stimulus, says all the money is gravely needed for other projects. Which she will not name.

bjkeefe
01-16-2011, 06:10 PM
http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/9097/16blittimgpopup.jpg

(source (http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2011/01/16/16blittimg.html) | via (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/opinion/16rich.html))

bjkeefe
01-16-2011, 10:47 PM
... is doing its level best (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2011/01/persecution-and-assassination-of-sarah.html) to help Sarah lock in out the Jewish vote.

And don't miss the Comments.

bjkeefe
01-18-2011, 12:41 AM
Oh, stop. That doesn't look anything like George Johnson (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2011/01/sarah-palin-battle-hymn.html). Not even close.

bjkeefe
01-19-2011, 08:26 PM
... tweets someone. Because why?

Scandal: Fox cancels Joan Rivers for Palin insult! (http://www.salon.com/news/fox_news/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2011/01/19/rivers_palin)

bjkeefe
01-20-2011, 05:42 PM
Why is Kausfiles (http://www.newsweek.com/blogs/kausfiles.html) full of crickets concerning this important news (http://wonkette.com/435716/national-enquirer-says-todd-palin-bangs-hookers)?

National Enquirer Says Todd Palin Bangs Hookers

While the story heats up on the internet, The ENQUIRER has uncovered official documents confirming the woman’s arrest, and learned police have confiscated physical evidence that could tie Todd to an alleged extramarital affair.

We have also uncovered documents that show the woman contributed free massages to an anonymous person working for Sarah’s campaign for governor of Alaska.

handle
01-20-2011, 06:07 PM
Oh, stop. That doesn't look anything like George Johnson (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2011/01/sarah-palin-battle-hymn.html). Not even close.

Hey, the podium guy has a shot at the big time... but the back up hottie is a little pitchy dawg.

bjkeefe
01-25-2011, 03:22 PM
... her mayoral legacy (http://wonkette.com/436023/alaska-is-americas-rape-land). (Last paragraph.)

bjkeefe
01-31-2011, 05:08 PM
Why is Kausfiles (http://www.newsweek.com/blogs/kausfiles.html) full of crickets concerning this important news (http://wonkette.com/435716/national-enquirer-says-todd-palin-bangs-hookers)?

National Enquirer Says Todd Palin Bangs Hookers

While the story heats up on the internet, The ENQUIRER has uncovered official documents confirming the woman’s arrest, and learned police have confiscated physical evidence that could tie Todd to an alleged extramarital affair.

We have also uncovered documents that show the woman contributed free massages to an anonymous person working for Sarah’s campaign for governor of Alaska.

Apparently, Palin is concerned (http://wonkette.com/436581/sarah-palin-goes-on-the-alaska-radio-show-to-defend-todd-against-hookers) enough about these rumors that she went onto a friendly radio station to address them.

Still no word from Mickey Kaus on this. However! He does (http://www.newsweek.com/blogs/kausfiles/2011/01/23/john-edwards-aaron-sorkin.html) have a new post about John Edwards that he put up only three days after the report quoted above surfaced.

Is this a conscious attempt to distract attention???

As they say (http://www.google.com/cse?cx=007432832765683203066%3Azj_ist-lct4&ie=UTF-8&q=it+would+be+irresponsible+not+to+speculate&sa=Search&siteurl=www.google.com%2Fcse%2Fhome%3Fcx%3D0074328 32765683203066%253Azj_ist-lct4) ...

bjkeefe
01-31-2011, 07:45 PM
Sarah Palin: Media Boycott Will Keep Me From Being 'Blamed' For Egypt Uprising

Oh, right (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/31/sarah-palin-media-boycott-blamed-egypt_n_816159.html). Thanks.

bjkeefe
02-02-2011, 04:32 AM
A Palin-Free February?

That's the Washington Village's devout wish - from Palin's former spinmeister at the WaPo, Howie Kurtz, to increasingly embarrassed conservatives like Ross Douthat and now, more formally, from Dana Milbank (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/20/AR2011012004349.html?hpid=topnews). To my mind, this really is about the Village, not Palin. They have been deeply uncomfortable with her political presence for two years because she is such a farce as a candidate, such a congenital fibber, and so deeply unready for any political office (including mayor) that they don't know what to do, except squirm. Or attack her critics.

What they should have done is exposed this insanity from the get-go, demanded open press conferences before any exclusive "get" interviews, and treated McCain's worst misjudgment (among countless) as a campaign-ender. But they did not have the balls to do that because it would require leaving the safe box of Beltway normalcy. It might - and this is what so many of them really care about - hurt their reputations. Then there's the money factor, as Dana concedes. Their profession is crumbling economically and they are, as Milbank all but admits, scared of offending the third of the country who worships Palin as a cult figure, and just as desperate to get the readers she attracts.

My view is that the reason Palin gets so much attention from readers is not that they are shallow or petty or deluded. It is because they, unlike the MSM, actually see the radical danger of a Palin presidency, and the corrupt state of our politics that such a person could have ever gotten so close to power and even now is the one to beat in the primaries. They are concerned in a climate of polarization, recession and war that a far right cult-figure could easily go further than would normally be the case. Now, as Palin's star has faded somewhat - entirely because of her own missteps, not media scrutiny - these pundits want to move on because they think of this story as fluff. They want to pretend this never really happened. Or that it is still happening. All I can say is: There is as total a Beltway consensus on Palin's prospect's for the GOP nomination today as there was on Obama's as late as December 2007. They dismissed Obama then just as surely as they dismiss Palin today.

And what is their proposal now? To stop even the pretense of seriously scrutinizing someone who is still one of the most popular figures on the right. Well, I guess most of us won't miss much. But if news breaks in February that further exposes this person's haplessness, narcissism and endless odd lies, the Dish will be there. And, I suspect, the National Enquirer.

No surrender.

Okay, so a little over the top at the end. Consider the source. But I liked the bulk of it (http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2011/01/a-palin-free-february.html).

chiwhisoxx
02-02-2011, 11:17 AM
Okay, so a little over the top at the end. Consider the source. But I liked the bulk of it (http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2011/01/a-palin-free-february.html).

He could have just saved a lot of words and time and said "A month? Are you kidding? I can't afford to have my blog entirely shut down for a month!"

Don Zeko
02-02-2011, 11:25 AM
He could have just saved a lot of words and time and said "A month? Are you kidding? I can't afford to have my blog entirely shut down for a month!"

Come on now, I'm sure he can come up with something else to write about. He hasn't even decided what color to change his blog to in support the Egyptian demonstrators yet.

bjkeefe
02-02-2011, 01:57 PM
He could have just saved a lot of words and time and said "A month? Are you kidding? I can't afford to have my blog entirely shut down for a month!"

I think you misread that part, and correspondingly, missed the overall point. It was Dana Millbank who made the "Palin-free month" pledge. Sully was mocking that, not to mention serving notice that he wasn't about to play ostrich, just because certain of the Villagers are, after two years, suddenly having click-whorer's remorse.

chiwhisoxx
02-02-2011, 03:40 PM
I think you misread that part, and correspondingly, missed the overall point. It was Dana Millbank who made the "Palin-free month" pledge. Sully was mocking that, not to mention serving notice that he wasn't about to play ostrich, just because certain of the Villagers are, after two years, suddenly having click-whorer's remorse.

Well, those are certainly things worth mocking. How long did Millbank last, 12 hours?

bjkeefe
02-02-2011, 07:22 PM
Well, those are certainly things worth mocking. How long did Millbank last, 12 hours?

I don't know. I only read him if someone links to him.

So far, though, I haven't seen anyone pointing with delight at Millbank's having broken his pledge, so I ... oh, wait a minute. What's that thing (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/48687.html) the Google is pointing to? I guess that's what you had in mind.

So you see why I try not to pay attention to him.

bjkeefe
02-04-2011, 06:54 PM
Also, Jack Stuef FTW (http://wonkette.com/437158/palins-officially-trademarking-stupidity):

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s bid to trademark both her name and that of her daughter Bristol ran into trouble at the Patent and Trademark Office because the application forms were not signed, government records show.

Of course they didn’t. They would have to be paid for those autographs.

[Added] For more details, click the pic.

http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/02/04/sarah_palin_trademark_bristol_name/md_horiz.jpg (http://www.salon.com/news/politics/sarah_palin/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2011/02/04/sarah_palin_trademark_bristol_name)

chiwhisoxx
02-04-2011, 09:41 PM
Also, Jack Stuef FTW (http://wonkette.com/437158/palins-officially-trademarking-stupidity):



[Added] For more details, click the pic.

http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/02/04/sarah_palin_trademark_bristol_name/md_horiz.jpg (http://www.salon.com/news/politics/sarah_palin/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2011/02/04/sarah_palin_trademark_bristol_name)

Are we *sure* the trademark thing isn't a hoax? That's a bit much, even for her.

bjkeefe
02-04-2011, 09:49 PM
Are we *sure* the trademark thing isn't a hoax? That's a bit much, even for her.

I gave two links, which in turn give sources including Reuters and direct quotes from the US Patent Office. Further clicking would have led you to this (http://tmportal.uspto.gov/external/portal/tow?SRCH=Y&isSubmitted=true&details=&SELECT=US+Serial+No&TEXT=85170226).

Simon Willard
02-05-2011, 09:41 AM
BJ, it's time to get out your favorite "TM" character for every Sarah reference (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41431774/ns/us_news/)!

bjkeefe
02-05-2011, 05:28 PM
BJ, it's time to get out your favorite "TM" character for every Sarah reference (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41431774/ns/us_news/)!

Indeed (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=197142#post197142).

But actually, if this goes through, we'll have to use ®, not just ™.

Do you think it suffices to say Sarah Palin®? Or will we have to say Sarah® Palin®?

Maybe just Sa®ah.

Simon Willard
02-05-2011, 07:22 PM
Indeed (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=197142#post197142). But actually, if this goes through, we'll have to use ®, not just ™.


OK, foolish of me to think you might not have heard the news. I think Sa®ah and B®istol work just fine.

Ocean
02-05-2011, 07:39 PM
OK, foolish of me to think you might not have heard the news. I think Sa®ah and B®istol work just fine.

Fortunate those who have a surplus of R's. I've been running short of them for the last couple of days. :(

bjkeefe
02-05-2011, 09:47 PM
Fortunate those who have a surplus of R's. I've been running short of them for the last couple of days. :(

I blame the Palins, for distorting the market and causing shortages.

Ocean
02-05-2011, 09:52 PM
I blame the Palins, for distorting the market and causing shortages.

Yes, you'.e .ight. That must be the explanation!

bjkeefe
02-06-2011, 01:54 AM
"And nobody yet has, no body yet has explained to the American public what they know, and surely they know more than the rest of us know who it is who will be taking the place of Mubarak and um, no, not, not real um enthused about what it is that that's being done on a national level and from D.C. in regards to understanding all the situation there in Egypt. And um, in these areas that are so volatile right now because obviously it's not just Egypt but the other countries too where we are seeing uprisings, we know that now more than ever, we need strength and sound mind there in the White House. We need to know what it is that America stands for so we know who it is that America will stand with. And um, we do not have all that information yet."

And just so you know that Taeggan Goddard (http://politicalwire.com/archives/2011/02/05/palin_blasts_obama_on_egypt.html) wasn't cherry-picking, here's more from the same softball interview she did with David Brody of Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network (http://blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/archive/2011/02/05/exclusive-sarah-palin-interview-with-the-brody-file.aspx).

Remember, President Reagan lived that mantra trust but verify. We want to be able to trust those who are screaming for democracy there in Egypt, that it is a true sincere desire for freedoms and the challenge that we have though, is how do we verify what it is that we are being told, what it is that the American public are being fed via media, via the protestors, via the government there in Egypt in order for us to really have some sound information to make wise decisions on what our position is. Trust but verify, and try to understand is what I would hope our leaders are engaged in right now. Who’s going to fill the void? Mubarak, he’s gone, one way or the other you know, he is not going to be the leader of Egypt, that that’s a given, so now the information needs to be gathered and understood as to who it will be that fills now the void in the government. Is it going to be the Muslim Brotherhood? We should not stand for that, or with that or by that. Any radical Islamists, no that is not who we should be supporting and standing by, so we need to find out who was behind all of the turmoil and the revolt and the protests so that good decisions can be made in terms of who we will stand by and support.”

Ready for thirds? How about her views of the media?

I think much of the mainstream media is already becoming irrelevant. Because there is not balance in many cases, david, there is not truth coming out of the mainstream media and I know that first hand, I live it everyday. And what would give me great joy is if what would become irrelevant is just the untruthful the misreporting out there. I want the mainstream media, and I’ve said this for a couple of years now, I want to help ‘em. I want. I have a journalism degree, that is what I studied. I understand that this cornerstone of our democracy is a free press, is sound journalism. I want to help them build back their reputation. And allow Americans to be able to trust what it is that they are reporting. We’re so far from being able to trust what so many of the mainstream media personalities, characters, feed the American public that it scares me for our country. What would give me great joy is what would become irrelevant is the misreporting that comes out of the mainstream media.

We must know her presidential platform!

“I would continue on the same course of not really caring what other people say about me or worrying about the things that they make up, but having that thick skin and a steel spine, knowing that what is needed in America are those things that Ronald Reagan did espouse and what he lived and not worrying about what the critics are going to say about me or my family or what it is that I stand for because I do believe, David, that there are more commonsense conservative Americans on our side on the issues that we stand for than there are those who oppose the idea of individualism and God given liberty and opportunity to work hard and to progress according to our own work ethic and our own merits. I would continue to believe that there are more who are believers in those values than there are not, so I would continue down that same path.”

I wonder if it's true she refused to go to CPAC because they wouldn't pay her usual appearance fee (as was the case last year (http://thinkprogress.org/2010/02/19/palin-cpac-profiteering/)). Or is it the Muslins and Teh Ghey (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/republican-party/sarah-palin-and-cpac.html)? Thank the good lord hard-hitting reporter David Brody brought it up!

“Well, I’ve never attended a CPAC conference ever so I was a little taken aback this go around when I couldn’t make it to this one either and then there was a speculation well I either agree or disagree with some of the groups or issues that CPAC is discussing. It really is a matter of time for me. But when it comes to and David, perhaps what it is that you’re suggesting in the question is should the GOP, should conservatives not reach out to others, not participate in events or forums that perhaps are rising within those forums are issues that maybe we don’t personally agree with? And I say no, it’s like you being on a panel shoot, with a bunch of the liberal folks whom you have been on and you provide good information and balance, and you allow for healthy debate, which is needed in order for people to gather information and make up their own minds about issues. I look at participation in an event like CPAC or any other event, along, or kind of in that same vein as the more information that people have the better.”

Finally, TiVo alert!

The full television piece on Sarah Palin will air across the country Monday on The 700 Club.

Because we will all want a video recording of this:

What would give me great joy is what would become irrelevant is the misreporting that comes out of the mainstream media.

==========

[Added] Hunger Tallest Palin (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/palins_attempt_to_trademark_yet_another_cock-up/) on the previous St. Sa®ah item in the news:

As Orwell once wrote, “If you want a picture of the future with the Palins, imagine a palm smacking a human face - forever.”

bjkeefe
02-10-2011, 06:27 AM
[...]

Because that last super-sized serving of word salad left you wanting more, amirite? Glad to oblige!

Appearing on Sean Hannity's show (should have warned you sit down, I'm sorry), primarily to get back at Rick THE WORST SEXIST MONSTER EVAR Santorum (vide (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=197784#post197784)), He®self was also asked (http://www.politicususa.com/en/sarah-palin-lashes-santorum) ... well, you'll figure it out.

Hannity asks if she’s going to announce a run for 2012 soon.

Palin responds, “I don’t have a date in mind. Um, I will make the decision as things fall into place or don’t fall into place for me and my family as we move forward with -the – the internal deliberations that we’re engaged in, in deciding whether to run for this office or not. So I’m not going to put myself in a box to give a timeline. Other people, no doubt some politicians they’re gonna be doing things in more conventional manner than I will. I’ve never done anything really conventionally. That’s what going rogue means. You get out there and you do what you think is best for the people whom you want to serve. And you’d better be willing to serve for the right reasons and a lot of that even includes the timing of announcing when it is that you would want to put yourself out there in the name of service.”

He asks about her PAC in Iowa.

“Nobody has to read anything into anything. When the time is ready to announce that will be the right time. In the meantime, I and every other candidate out there, just continuing to prayerfully consider and speak with those closest to us and advisers and decide for ourselves what the right timing….”

bjkeefe
02-20-2011, 07:01 PM
Lede from an article in yesterday's Anchorage Daily News (http://www.adn.com/2011/02/18/1711185/ex-aide-rips-palin-in-leaked-manuscript.html) (via (http://instaputz.blogspot.com/2011/02/another-two-minutes-of-hate-coming.html)):

A leaked manuscript by one of Sarah Palin's closest aides from her time as governor charges that Palin broke state election law in her 2006 gubernatorial campaign and was consumed by petty grievances up until she resigned.

bjkeefe
02-22-2011, 10:18 AM
Looks like Herself created a sockpuppet account for herself!

Jack Stuef of Wonkette (http://wonkette.com/438825/is-sarah-palin-commenting-on-her-own-facebook-fan-page) has an exclusive. Looks like he figured it out from examining that leaked manuscript noted earlier (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=198559#post198559).

Facebook page for "Lou Sarah" here (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000442574650&sk=wall). Screenshot that I just took a minute or so ago here (http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/9272/palinsockpuppet3.png).

bjkeefe
02-22-2011, 05:15 PM
She sends email (http://www.salon.com/news/politics/sarah_palin/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2011/02/22/palin_book) to her staff "after an invitation to speak at a fundraising dinner was rescinded because she never confirmed her attendance:"

“Yes, (Newt/GOP) are egotistical, narrow minded machine goons… but all the more reason God protected me from getting up on stage in front of 5000 political and media ‘elites’ to praise him, then it be shown across the nation.” Palin wrote in the e-mail.

“At some point Newt would have shown his true colors anyway and we would have been devastated having known we’d earlier prostituted ourselves up in front of the country introducing him and acting like that good ol’ rich white guy is the savior of the party,” she continued.
[...]
“Plus, I had nothing to wear, and God knew that too. Party machinery sucks. I can’t tell you how much I hate it - nothing ever changes - we went through it before and after the VP campaign,” she wrote. “I’ve gone through it all my career. We just don’t fit into it, and maybe we should thank God for that.”

bjkeefe
02-24-2011, 12:28 PM
Looks like Herself created a sockpuppet account for herself!

Jack Stuef of Wonkette (http://wonkette.com/438825/is-sarah-palin-commenting-on-her-own-facebook-fan-page) has an exclusive. Looks like he figured it out from examining that leaked manuscript noted earlier (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=198559#post198559).

Facebook page for "Lou Sarah" here (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000442574650&sk=wall). Screenshot that I just took a minute or so ago here (http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/9272/palinsockpuppet3.png).

Update: The Facebook page for "Lou Sarah" is gone. Two more screen shots, taken at the same time as the first, here (http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/5938/palinsockpuppet3info.png) and here (http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/5185/palinsockpuppet3friends.png).

[Added] Interestingly, this disappearance came shortly after she denied-without-denying (http://wonkette.com/439063/sarah-palin-issues-non-specific-denial-of) that the sockpuppet account was hers. She did not explain, of course, how the now-disappeared account was connected to her private email address.

bjkeefe
02-25-2011, 12:47 PM
Update: The Facebook page for "Lou Sarah" is gone. Two more screen shots, taken at the same time as the first, here (http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/5938/palinsockpuppet3info.png) and here (http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/5185/palinsockpuppet3friends.png).

[Added] Interestingly, this disappearance came shortly after she denied-without-denying (http://wonkette.com/439063/sarah-palin-issues-non-specific-denial-of) that the sockpuppet account was hers. She did not explain, of course, how the now-disappeared account was connected to her private email address.

Looks like sockpuppetry has been a Palin strategy for a while (http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-02-23/sarah-palin-tell-all-more-details-marital-problems-nude-photo-more/), according to her former aide, Frank Bailey (http://www.adn.com/2011/02/23/1718616/palin-headlines.html), whose unpublished manuscript about his time with Palin has been leaked:

Palin Sent Letters to the Editor Using Other Names, Praising Herself

Bailey writes that Palin drafted her own letters to the editor during her run for governor and sent them in under supporters' names. Palin relayed the first one in an email to Bailey:

"Dear Editor,

It's been a pleasure watching our life-long Alaskan gal, Sarah Palin, campaign for governor these past six months. I am impressed with her leadership skills, experience, ethics, and energy. And I'm most impressed with how she communicates her message that is connecting with so many Alaskans. Sarah tells it like it is and is obviously not your typical politician. She doesn't just go with the flow or test the waters with political polls before taking action. It's clear Sarah is committed to just doing the right thing, even if her Republican Party bosses try to punish her for it," the letter reads in part.

Bailey alleges the letter was the first of many they wrote in supporters' names, to be sent to Alaska newspapers. Bailey writes "nothing struck me as wrong" with the faux letters, even though the campaign had become what he calls a "letter-manufacturing plant."

And in one particularly un-self-aware moment, Palin begins an email string with Bailey saying, "I feel like we are the last of the innocents," before encouraging the fake editorial letters:

"Good idea about the letters to the editor. Guys—let's remember to tell people that when they offer to help but don't know what to do. They can loan us their names for a letter, and they have to be ready to confirm that they authored the letter when all those various newspapers call them for confirmation."

bjkeefe
03-02-2011, 07:24 PM
... Herself still doesn't understand the First Amendment (http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/03/02/palin_first_amendment/). (via (http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2011/03/this-was-the-2008-republican-nominee-for-vice-president))

bjkeefe
03-03-2011, 12:46 PM
... Herself still doesn't understand the First Amendment (http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/03/02/palin_first_amendment/). (via (http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2011/03/this-was-the-2008-republican-nominee-for-vice-president))

Tweeteth Frum (http://twitter.com/davidfrum/status/43341754866475008):

Who is the real victim in the Westboro protest case? Who else: Sarah Palin. http://www.frumforum.com/post-westboro-palin-plays-the-victim

Turns out the post is not by him, but by "Henry Clay."

bjkeefe
03-04-2011, 01:34 PM
... Herself still doesn't understand the First Amendment (http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/03/02/palin_first_amendment/). (via (http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2011/03/this-was-the-2008-republican-nominee-for-vice-president))

Just as unsurprisingly, she is now whining (http://www.salon.com/news/politics/sarah_palin/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2011/03/04/palin_first_amendment_walkback) that her important 140-character pronouncement posted two days ago was "misinterpreted."

Lucky for her, someone else floundered (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=199794#post199794) even worse.

bjkeefe
03-05-2011, 05:03 PM
It's hard to say why it happened, but all of a sudden Bill O'Reilly decided last night to stop tossing Sarah Palin the usual softball questions and Hannity Jobs (http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/sarah-palin-gets-hourlong-hannity-jo) she's become accustomed to during her tenure at Fox News. He asked her to finally get specific instead of bloviating in vague generalities about where and how she's achieve the budget cuts she's calling for.

Extensive transcript (http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/sarah-palin-gets-snippy-when-oreilly), so you don't actually have to listen to either. And an interesting speculation at the end. (Which I don't buy at this point.)

bjkeefe
03-11-2011, 11:30 PM
Says He®self (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/palin_preemptively_blood_libels_union_leaders/).

bjkeefe
03-15-2011, 02:44 AM
One of the anti-Palin Alaska blogs, The Immoral Minority, has a dishy/it-would-be-irresponsible-NOT-to-speculate piece about about some rumblings of late among the movers and shakers on the right (http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/2011/03/did-sarah-palin-just-stand-up-lou-dobbs.html).

His (I'm guessing at the blogger's gender) starting point is Palin's apparent no-show on the launch of the new Lou Dobbs show. (Yeah, I missed the big news of that launch, too.) He then mentions, among other bits of gossip, NY Mag's report that Roger Ailes was/is mad about Palin's refusal to follow his advice to keep quiet after the Tucson shootings, a leak by someone that said Palin was added to McCain's VP short list only because she was a woman, and a prediction on Morning Joe by Mika Brzezinski that Ailes is going to dump Palin. He's got several links to support these.

Looking around elsewhere, I came across a longish piece, dated 14 March 2011, on the GOP's press release reposting service (http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=5E89B248-4394-4E06-AE75-6C2AD8934199) headlined:

'She's becoming Al Sharpton, Alaska edition'

This line was attributed to Matt Labash of the biased liberal Weekly Standard. George Will, Heather MacDonald, and Peter Wehner, "a top strategist in George W. Bush’s White House," also go on record with disparaging remarks. Also name-checked for recent comments made elsewhere are Barbara Bush and Charles Krauthammer. Basically, they don't like her non-stop playing of "the victim card" and her "culture of aggrievement."

Oh, go on and click those links. You know you want to. Everyone needs a silliness break when the real news is so bad.

(h/t: @LJSearles (http://twitter.com/LJSearles/status/47528037843087362))

[Added] I see Blue Texan (http://firedoglake.com/2011/03/14/the-republican-establishment-declares-war-on-sarah-palin/) was ahead of me on noticing this collective top-down finger-wagging. (No surprise there, as Instaputz (http://instaputz.blogspot.com/) readers will recall -- he's been tracking (http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Ainstaputz.blogspot.com+%22let+the+ two+minutes+of+hate%22) this for a while now.) He also adds something I didn't notice: Judd Gregg's diss (http://thehill.com/component/content/article/73-columnists/149179-gregg-sadly-the-process-might-help-sarah-palin). Yes, Gregg is so 2009, but remember that he's from New Hampshire, and probably still has some back-room clout there.

Simon Willard
03-15-2011, 03:06 PM
Like I said earlier, Palin is toast as a candidate.

By the way, this is my post # 1000.
Watch your back, BJ, I'm coming up fast.

bjkeefe
03-15-2011, 04:15 PM
Like I said earlier, Palin is toast as a candidate.

Link or it didn't happen!!!1!

;)

By the way, this is my post # 1000.
Watch your back, BJ, I'm coming up fast.

Congratulations on the milestone. I wish you the attainment of many more, even, should you desire, unseating me as the blabberingest of all blabbermouths.

bjkeefe
03-19-2011, 09:33 PM
So, He®self was in India (http://www.politicususa.com/en/sarah-palin-india) to collect the benjamins,* and since they don't have a Lamestream Media there,** she deigned to answer a few questions from "India Today Editor-in-Chief and Session Chairman Aroon Purie."

Purie asks her what she would do with India in regards to Pakistan. “We can’t go back to that hyphenated days of, no we need to and can work together in working with Pakistan, and we have our issues there, too, and in a sense we do, but we need to work with Pakistan, but that’s one of those issues that we need to work on, as we strengthen our allies, there…”

Also, she said that the reason "candidate Obama" won in 2008 was because?

“I wasn’t the top of the ticket!”

Unknown what expression she had when she said that, so we'll go with this:

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/5131/palinsmellssomethingbad.jpg

(h/t: Hunger Tallest Palin (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/what_they_do/) | pic. source (http://wonkette.com/440773/even-republicans-finally-tire-of-sarah-palin))

==========
* NYT (http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/19/palin-in-india-still-mum-about-2012/):

Ms. Purie [Kalli Purie, the director of the conference] would not disclose the fee Ms. Palin earned from the speech, but said the group paid what Ms. Palin’s representative at the Washington Speakers’ Bureau, a booking agency, sought.

So, probably (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/18/sarah-palin-tour-india-israel) another $100,000 or more.

** [Added] Well, not much of one, maybe (http://www.salon.com/news/politics/sarah_palin/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2011/03/18/palin_india)!

bjkeefe
04-08-2011, 05:18 PM
... doesn't know the first thing (http://wonkette.com/442642/sarah-palin-thinks-u-s-armed-forces-are-about-to-disband-or-something) about how the government operates.

bjkeefe
04-08-2011, 05:27 PM
... doesn't know the first thing (http://wonkette.com/442642/sarah-palin-thinks-u-s-armed-forces-are-about-to-disband-or-something) about how the government operates.

Which is okay! Because this helps her steal votes away from that other preznidential candidate, Haley Barbour!

Palin’s net favorability with folks who think interracial marriage should be illegal (+55 at 74/19) is 17 points higher than it is with folks who think interracial marriage should be legal (+38 at 64/26.)

Good thing the Republican Party has no more racists (http://wonkette.com/442655/plurality-of-mississippi-republicans-think-interracial-marriage-should-be-illegal)!*

Plurality of Mississippi GOP Think Interracial Marriage Should Be Illegal

==========

* [Added] Just ask George (http://www.salon.com/news/2012_elections/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2011/04/07/allen_racism_again) "Not Racist" Allen (http://www.salon.com/news/2012_elections/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2011/04/08/allen_sports)!

bjkeefe
04-23-2011, 06:44 PM
... from which He®self may or may not be able to see Russia, but she certainly can see one thing: plummeting media interest!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UXTYEUoqWnQ/SkohjHEY4-I/AAAAAAAACYY/UYgdY9rcolU/s400/the-palin-pout.JPG

Nate 538 Silver (http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/medias-spotlight-shines-less-brightly-on-palin/) (via Ken Layne (http://wonkette.com/443931/new-york-times-media-stopped-covering-palin-because-shes-washed-up)), in a post about the fluctuating attention being drawn by all the great GOP candidates for preznit, reports (emph. added):

In contrast to four years ago, however, when the relative amount of media coverage was fairly steady throughout the campaign, there have already been some dramatic shifts this year. Sarah Palin’s potential candidacy, for instance, is only receiving about one-fifth as much attention as it did several months ago.

[...]

During the month of November 2010, Ms. Palin’s name retrieved 777 hits, according to this technique. That represented just over half of the 1,533 citations for all 23 candidates combined.

So far this month, however, Ms. Palin has accounted for just 124 hits out of 1,090 total, or roughly 11 percent. [...]

[...]

The decline in media coverage for Ms. Palin tracks with a decline in her polling numbers. Whereas she was pulling between 15 and 20 percent of the Republican primary vote in polls conducted several months ago, she’s down to about 10 percent in most surveys now.

On a closely related note, it appears panic is spreading to the staff (http://mediamatters.org/blog/201104190006) (via TBogg (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2011/04/20/if-my-twittertwat-offends-thee-block-me-out/)):

Team Palin Demands The Media Give Them Something To Complain About

(pic. source (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/06/coming-into-crazy.html))

bjkeefe
05-10-2011, 03:55 PM
http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/1756/thepalinpout.jpg
(Above: actually laughing all the way to the bank)

According to Gallup (http://www.gallup.com/poll/147452/Romney-GOP-Supporters-Tilt-Upscale-Palin-Downscale.aspx), Sarah Palin is favored to be the 2012 Republican nominee for president by nearly twice as many Republicans who do not have a college degree as she is by those who do (16%-9%). Breaking things down economically, she does best with those earning less than $24,000/year, and progressively worse with each income group up the ladder (22%, 16%, 11%, 7%).

What about Romney?

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/4082/mittenskeepshishandscle.jpg

Exactly the opposite. If you're a Republican, you're more likely to prefer him if you have a college degree, and the more money you have, the better you like him.

ELITISTS.

(h/t: Jack Stuef (http://wonkette.com/445606/u-s-doesnt-want-to-go-to-war-with-pakistan-but-theyre-making-it-hard) | pic. sources: The Pout (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/06/coming-into-crazy.html), The Glove (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2010/02/willards-laundry.html))

stephanie
05-10-2011, 05:33 PM
http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/1756/thepalinpout.jpg
(Above: actually laughing all the way to the bank)

According to Gallup (http://www.gallup.com/poll/147452/Romney-GOP-Supporters-Tilt-Upscale-Palin-Downscale.aspx), Sarah Palin is favored to be the 2012 Republican nominee for president by nearly twice as many Republicans who do not have a college degree as she is by those who do (16%-9%). Breaking things down economically, she does best with those earning less than $24,000/year, and progressively worse with each income group up the ladder (22%, 16%, 11%, 7%).

What about Romney?

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/4082/mittenskeepshishandscle.jpg

Exactly the opposite. If you're a Republican, you're more likely to prefer him if you have a college degree, and the more money you have, the better you like him.

ELITISTS.

(h/t: Jack Stuef (http://wonkette.com/445606/u-s-doesnt-want-to-go-to-war-with-pakistan-but-theyre-making-it-hard) | pic. sources: The Pout (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/06/coming-into-crazy.html), The Glove (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2010/02/willards-laundry.html))

That's the Ramesh Ponnuru argument, and one of the reasons he said a race between the two could be damaging to the Republicans. (Don't know if he still thinks this, and I don't think I'd be worrying about that particular pairing, were I a Republican.)

bjkeefe
05-10-2011, 06:16 PM
That's the Ramesh Ponnuru argument ...

You really know how to hurt a guy.

. (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif)

stephanie
05-10-2011, 07:06 PM
You really know how to hurt a guy.

. (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif)

Heh.

uncle ebeneezer
05-15-2011, 09:16 PM
Good piece on Palin's decline (http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/print/2011/06/the-tragedy-of-sarah-palin/8492/). Short-version, she's an ego-maniac and takes everything personally.

TwinSwords
05-18-2011, 09:14 PM
This is pretty funny:

You want to have some idea of exactly how pathetic Palin is? PPP ran a poll pitting her against Dennis Kucinich (http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2011/05/trump-palin-would-lose-even-to-kucinich.html):

... Trump is not the weakest Republican in the two hypothetical match ups we tested with Dennis Kucinich. Kucinich's lead over Sarah Palin if they were to face off would be 43-36. In that scenario Kucinich gets 16% of Republicans to Palin's 12% of Democrats and leads her by 10 points with independents at 42-32.

Obviously none of these match ups will ever happen but we were trying to get a gauge of just how weak these two Republican contenders would be and I think the fact that voters would take Dennis Kucinich over either of them gives us our answer. Full results here [pdf (http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_US_0516.pdf)].

(Via (http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/05/palin-still-a-threat-1.html))

bjkeefe
05-19-2011, 12:11 AM
This is pretty funny:



(Via (http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/05/palin-still-a-threat-1.html))

Also good, from later on in the same post, from another reader:

A Sarah Palin for Governor sign is being used as a weather vane. It is symbolically attached to the vents from the Alaskan homeowner's septic tank.

bjkeefe
05-20-2011, 04:33 PM
While looking for something else, I came across an old note to self (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2008/11/doughy-for-record.html). I thought you might enjoy it. The date of the original post (http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/173401/prediction/jonah-goldberg) was 4 Nov 2008.

Prediction [Jonah Goldberg]

Now that McCain has lost, and Sarah Palin has time to reintroduce herself down the road, the anti-Palin conservatives will almost surely look foolish in retrospect.

Ocean
05-20-2011, 04:55 PM
While looking for something else...

Heh.

bjkeefe
05-24-2011, 11:30 PM
Apparently, someone sent The Daily Caller a bunch of Twitter Direct Messages that were originally sent by Rebecca Mansour, one of Sarah Palin's top aides.

The biggest buzz is Mansour's dissing of Bristol (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/05/sarah-palins-top-aide-attacked-bristol-in-private-communications.php?ref=fpb), but I like this nugget (http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/24/what-a-top-aide-to-sarah-palin-really-thinks-about-mitt-romney-bristol-palin-erick-erickson-and-more):

Red State Editor-in-Chief and CNN contributor Erick Erickson is “a total douchebag,” wrote Palin speechwriter and domestic policy adviser Rebecca Mansour in a May 22, 2010, message. “Greasy dumb ass with a talent for self-promotion. He threw himself in at the Gov’s SC rally. Self-promotion.”

bjkeefe
05-25-2011, 10:22 AM
Apparently, someone sent The Daily Caller a bunch of Twitter Direct Messages that were originally sent by Rebecca Mansour, one of Sarah Palin's top aides.

The biggest buzz is Mansour's dissing of Bristol (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/05/sarah-palins-top-aide-attacked-bristol-in-private-communications.php?ref=fpb), but I like this nugget (http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/24/what-a-top-aide-to-sarah-palin-really-thinks-about-mitt-romney-bristol-palin-erick-erickson-and-more):

Red State Editor-in-Chief and CNN contributor Erick Erickson is “a total douchebag,” wrote Palin speechwriter and domestic policy adviser Rebecca Mansour in a May 22, 2010, message. “Greasy dumb ass with a talent for self-promotion. He threw himself in at the Gov’s SC rally. Self-promotion.”

B'head Ben Smith says he was offered (http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0511/Dont_talk_to_strangers_Palin_edition.html?showall) these same messages last fall, for a price. He declined to pay anything more than taking the source out to lunch.

(h/t: Pareene (http://www.salon.com/news/politics/sarah_palin/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2011/05/24/mansour_twitter_messages))

bjkeefe
05-25-2011, 06:01 PM
Guess who's ordered up two-hour movie about Herself?

Reaction from a Really Clearly RightWingPolitics fanboi (http://www.salon.com/news/politics/sarah_palin/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2011/05/25/sarah_palin_movie):

He describes the film as a "sweeping epic... Rife with religious metaphor and unmistakable allusions to Palin as a Joan of Arc-like figure."

More from Rumproast (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/the_crass_picture_show/). And don't miss the naming contest in the comments at Balloon Juice (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2011/05/24/coming-soon-to-a-theatre-near-you/).

handle
05-25-2011, 08:04 PM
And don't miss the naming contest in the comments at Balloon Juice (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2011/05/24/coming-soon-to-a-theatre-near-you/).

OMG how to pick a winner?
Rumor has it she just bought a house in Scottsdale (http://ktar.com/category/local-news-articles/20110523/Sarah-Palin,-Scottsdale-resident/), can you hunt lizards from a helicopter?

bjkeefe
05-25-2011, 08:17 PM
OMG how to pick a winner?

Heh. I just came back to say that John has picked out a few of his favorites (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2011/05/25/so-much-awesome-in-one-place/).

Rumor has it she just bought a house in Scottsdale (http://ktar.com/category/local-news-articles/20110523/Sarah-Palin,-Scottsdale-resident/), can you hunt lizards from a helicopter?

LOL!

Let's hope that's all it gets to. As opposed to staging a few "border patrol" photo ops, if you know what I mean (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2011/01/sarah-palin-just-surveyin.html) and I think you do.

I believe the AZ house is more than a rumor at this point, though. When even the NYT is comfortable stating it this way (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/26/us/politics/26campaign.html?pagewanted=all) ...

WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin is fortifying her small staff of advisers, buying a house in Arizona — where associates have said she could base a national campaign — and reviving her schedule of public appearances. The moves are the most concrete signals yet that Ms. Palin, the former governor of Alaska, is seriously weighing a Republican presidential bid.

[...]

Two people familiar with the details of the real estate transaction said Ms. Palin and her husband, Todd, have bought a $1.7 million house in Scottsdale, Ariz., through a shell company that hid their identity. Like others interviewed for this article, they would speak only on the condition of anonymity so as not to anger the Palins, who have become especially protective of their privacy in the maelstrom that has followed them since 2008. The Arizona Republic reported Sunday (http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/azelections/articles/2011/05/21/20110521sarah-palin-home-scottsdale-arizona-brk.html) on speculation in Scottsdale that the Palins were the buyers of the house.

... I think it's a known known.

uncle ebeneezer
05-26-2011, 12:21 AM
In case you missed it, there's a pretty hillarious thread (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2011/05/25/so-much-awesome-in-one-place/) over at BJ. I'm honored that my entry made Mr Cole's (long) short list!!

Added: whoops I see Brendan already mentioned it. Anyways, go check it our for sure. Some very funny stuff.

bjkeefe
05-26-2011, 11:26 PM
Apparently, He®self is about to go on a big bus tour. This is making Scott Conroy of RCP see starbursts. Others, not so much (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2011/05/26/gypsies-tramps-thieves/).

look
06-04-2011, 03:20 AM
Apparently, He®self is about to go on a big bus tour. This is making Scott Conroy of RCP see starbursts. Others, not so much (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2011/05/26/gypsies-tramps-thieves/). Paul Revere...the rest of the story (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/06/sarah-palin-claims-paul-revere-warned-the-british-that-they-werent-gonna-be-takin-away-our-arms.html)

bjkeefe
06-04-2011, 08:30 AM
Paul Revere...the rest of the story (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/06/sarah-palin-claims-paul-revere-warned-the-british-that-they-werent-gonna-be-takin-away-our-arms.html)

As soon as I saw a link from you pointing to the LA Times, I knew it would be to something by Andrew Malcolm (http://www.google.com/cse?cx=007432832765683203066%3Aw5evdpfzlks&ie=UTF-8&q=andrew+malcolm&sa=Search&siteurl=www.google.com%2Fcse%2Fhome%3Fcx%3D0074328 32765683203066%253Aw5evdpfzlks).

look
06-04-2011, 06:44 PM
As soon as I saw a link from you pointing to the LA Times, I knew it would be to something by Andrew Malcolm (http://www.google.com/cse?cx=007432832765683203066%3Aw5evdpfzlks&ie=UTF-8&q=andrew+malcolm&sa=Search&siteurl=www.google.com%2Fcse%2Fhome%3Fcx%3D0074328 32765683203066%253Aw5evdpfzlks).You give me too much credit...I linked to the first clip I found that was only of Palin, and thought the LA Times would be okay. The first one I viewed from google had a tedious radio broadcast talkshow host as a lead-in.

It's interesting to see her supporters striving for the same outcome as when she said 'party like it's 1773.' It would be interesting if she was setting them up, but it seems like a stretch.

SkepticDoc
06-13-2011, 07:38 PM
http://weirdnews.aol.com/2011/06/13/sarah-palin-writing-level_n_874790.html

I fear to find out what is my own writing grade level, but I thought this was interesting...